Hanwei – Practical Plus XL Light Katana


  • The Practical Plus XL Light Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical XL Light Katana (SH6000LPF), but using more traditional fittings and construction methods.
  • The blade is forged and differentially hardened (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent.
  • The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito).
  • The long tang is double-pegged for security.
  • The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron “sunburst” design with a brass habaki.
  • The Practical Plus has been extended to include all of the Performance Series blades; with three cutting styles and three iaito lengths.
  • Maintenance kit available separately (OH1003)
    Competitive Cutting / Lighter Weight
  • The XL Light blades feature the same geometry as those of the XL but incorporate deeply cut grooves (bo-hi) to reduce the weight of the blade while retaining most of it?s strength and cutting ability.
  • This weight reduction makes for a quicker sword, well adapted for multiple cuts in lighter targets.
  • Massive XL Light Blade Geometry
  • Traditional Construction
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specs:
    • Blade length: 28.5″
    • Handle length: 11″
    • Overall length: 41″
    • Weight: 2 lb 9 oz
    • Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
    • Width at Guard: 1.45″
    • Width at Tip: 1.12″
    • Thickness at Guard: .24″
    • Thickness at Tip: .19″
    • Sori: 3/4″
  • Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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