Bamboo Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

Bamboo Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei


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In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the “stick katana” was born. Innocuous walking canes now concealed the revered blades, but the katana lived on. The Bamboo Stick Katana from Hanwei  combines an artfully carved bamboo scabbard and handle with a blade (nagasa) that is hand-forged in 1065 high-carbon steel and is differentially hardened using a traditional claying method. The edge hardness and resilient blade body produced by this technique embody the true secret of the Samurai sword.

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Key Features:

  • Hand forged and tempered blade
  • Hand carved
  • Genuine temper line

Overall: 39 1/4″
Blade Length: 27 1/4″
Handle Length: 11 1/4″
Weight: 1lb 13oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
Width at Guard: 1.12″
Width at Tip: .75″
Thickness at Guard: .26″
Thickness at Tip: .17″
Sori: 3/4″
Blade Steel: 1065

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in





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