Hunter Katana




Hunter Katana

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi 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 compliment the blackened tsuba
with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

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 for this katana. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat-treated to
achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.

The matching Hunter Wakizashi (Product no. SH2472) is also available to complete your collection.

Made by Hanwei.

Key features:

– L6/Bainite blade

– Silk sageo

– Traditional construction


– Blade material: L6/Bainite

– Overall length: approx. 104.8 cm

– Blade length: approx. 70.2 cm

– Handle length: approx. 31.1 cm

– Weight: approx. 1247 g

– Point of balance: approx. 11.4 cm from the guard

– Manufacturer’s product no.: SH2471

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