Lion Dog Katana
The Lion Dog Katana features an o-kissaki blade of HanweiŽs own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding o-choji hamon.
This steel is made in Hanwei’s new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure advanced-metallurgy blade with the best edge-holding capability and resilience of any blade ever produced by Hanwei.
The outstanding performance characteristics of blades forged from HWS-1S steel derive from a combination of the careful selection of alloying elements and a complex processing procedure, basically involving the manipulation of the steel’s carbon content across the blade section. This results in a very tough and resilient blade with a hard, highly abrasion-resistant edge.
The sharply detailed fittings feature a Lion Dog-themed black iron tsuba, with matching fuchi/kashira and golden peony menuki.
The complex saya features a gloss-lacquered ribbed section at the koiguchi/kurikata with the balance spatter-lacquered for a very attractive appearance. The premium multi-colored sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.
The matching Lion Dog Wakizashi (Product no. SH2449) is also available to complete your collection.
Made by Hanwei.
– HWS-1S steel
– High-quality fittings
– Hand-woven silk sageo
– Blade material: high-alloy HWS-1S steel
– Overall length: approx. 110.5 cm
– Blade length: approx. 73.7 cm
– Handle length: approx. 33 cm
– Weight: approx. 1304 g