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L6/Bainite

L6/Bainite

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.


Hanwei Hunter Katana

(Ref: SH2471)

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade n the Shonogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya with green silk sageo compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • Silk Sageo
  • Traditional Contruction

Attributes

  • This katana is sharp.
  • This katana is fully functional.
  • This katana is hand-forged.
  • This katana is differentially hardened.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 104.77cm 41¼"
Blade Length 70.17cm 27¾"
Grip Length 31.11cm 12¼"
Weight 1.32Kg 2lb 15oz

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Usually delivered within 5 working days
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OUR PRICE: 739.99 / 850.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

(Ref: SH2472)

The Hunter Wakizashi is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade n the Shonogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya with green silk sageo compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • Silk Sageo
  • Traditional Contruction

Attributes

  • This wakizashi is sharp.
  • This wakizashi is fully functional.
  • This wakizashi is hand-forged.
  • This wakizashi is differentially hardened.

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Usually delivered within 5 working days
Contact Us to confirm availability (0800 862 0411)

OUR PRICE: 562.99 / 647.44 (Including VAT at 20%)

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