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Praying Mantis Katana

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Praying Mantis Katana

Praying Mantis Katana


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 Praying Mantis Katana

(Ref: SH2359)

The Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture and is consequently a highly respected theme in Samurai swords. Built on our new L6/Bainite blade (detailed above) in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi, and featuring superb koshirae, the Praying Mantis is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and deep brown of the lacquered saya provide handsome contrast to the dark copper and golden accents of the tsuba, fuchi and kashira. The stalking mantis lies in wait for his next prey, mirroring the power and grace in this exceptional katana.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • Unrivaled quality
  • Premium fittings
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

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 104.14cm 41"
Blade Length 73.66cm 29"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.14Kg 2lb 8oz

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1 In Stock

OUR PRICE: 1,075.99 / 1,237.39 (Including VAT at 20%)

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