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Raptor Katana, Shobu Zukuri by Paul Chen / Hanwei

Raptor Katana, Shobu Zukuri by Paul Chen / Hanwei


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The Raptor Shobu-Zukuri (Iris Leaf) Katana blade has an elegant shape and powerful cutting ability. Notable for the absence of a Yokote transition, this blade design became popular during the Nanbokucho era (1336 ~1392 AD) and its popularity continued into the Muromachi period.Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor Katana series has been crafted  by Paul Chen  for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique

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Now just touching on Hanwei quality again. The fit in the Habaki, on all Hanwei swords has been second to none. I really respect this, as a lot of manufacturers skimp on this and it really makes the value of the blade, to me, plummet. Nice and straight, no gaps and no rattle or movement. — Average_joe101

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Key Features:

  • 5160 Steel
  • Historical blade style
  • Designed by James Williams / Hanwei

Overall: 43″
Blade Length: 29″
Handle Length: 13″
Weight: 2lb 11oz
Blade Steel: 5160

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Weight7 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in





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