Hanwei – Practical XL Light Katana


  • Hanwei’s Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community.
  • These latest Practicals combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of their Practical fittings.
  • The blades in the cutting styles are forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional way producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40.
  • The removeable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.
  • 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.
  • Key Features:
    • High-Carbon Blade
    • Performance Series XL Light Blade
    • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications:
    • Blade length: 28 1/2″
    • Handle length:  11″
    • Overall length: 40 1/2″
    • Weight: 2 lb 9 oz
    • Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
    • Width at Guard: 1.45″
    • Width at Tip: 1.06″
    • Thickness at Guard: .27″
    • Thickness at Tip: .18″
    • Sori: 3/4″
  • Being hand forged specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
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