Hanwei Raptor Unokubi Zukuri Katana: The Raptor Katana Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) blade design (also called Nagamaki Naoshi) is patterned after the shape of the Nagamaki, the powerful long-handled sword popular between the 12th and 14th centuries. Notable for the strongly relieved shinogi-ji and diamond-shaped kissaki, the Unokubi-Zukuri Katana provides excellent balance in a strong cutting blade. The sharpened blade features a half length Bo-Hi groove, while the wood grip is wrapped in genuine ray skin and black suede. The blackened iron tsuba has a raptor design. Includes a matching scabbard with matte finish and cotton sword bag.
The Hanwei Raptor series, has been designed for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.
* 5160 Steel
* Historical blade style
* Designed by James Williams / Hanwei
Overall: 43 1/2"
Blade Length: 28 1/2"
Handle Length: 13"
Weight: 2lb 11oz
Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.