Hanwei Maru Renshu Katana
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Hanwei Maru Renshu Katana

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Exact same 5160 Spring Steel Blades as the acclaimed Raptor Series but with more economical fittings - Renshu means 'practice' in Japanese, and so these are designed to be frequent use dojo cutters - and are on special (below wholesale cost price!) until the 18th of December 2019. MSRP $400

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This Maru Renshu Katana features a through hardened 5160 steel blade in the Shinogi Zukuri style with no groove (hi).

Hanwei's Renshu Series of samurai swords combines robust 5160 spring steel through-hardened blades with the economical handle fittings of the Practical Series. This combination makes an affordable sword that will hold up well to cutting practice without the fear of harming an expensive sword.

The blades are identical to the Raptor Series designed by James Williams.

Renshu Series Katana Details

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

The Renshu series features these same blades but with more economical, less fancy fittings.

Renshu Series Construction Details:

  • Blades - Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
  • Tangs (Nakago) - Full length, double pegged.
  • Ferrules (Habaki) - Brass
  • Handles (Tsuka) - Wood core, faux rayskin (Same), special non-stretch sueded wrap (Tsuka-ito) for firm grip and wear resistance.
  • Guards (Tsuba) - Traditional blackened iron.
  • Fittings (Fuchi/Kashira) - Blackened steel.
  • Scabbards (Saya) - Wood, non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.

How to Use

Designed as a frequent use, heavy duty backyard cutter. A Japanese "beater" sword.
Overall: 41 3/4" Blade Length: 28 1/4" Handle Length: 12 1/2" Weight: 2lb 5oz Point of Balance: 5 3/4" Thickness at Guard: .27" Thickness at Tip: .16" Sori: 7/8"

Materials and Construction

5160 high-carbon steel sharpened blade, marquenched and monotempered to an edge hardness of 57HRC. Suede ito over faux rayskin. Iron fittings. Textured ishime saya.
The video below is about the Raptor series, but the blades and performance of the Renshu series are identical:

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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees