CAS Hanwei Hunter Katana

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L6/Bainite Hunter Katana

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade 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. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing. 


  • Overall: 41 1/4"
  • Blade Length: 27 5/8"
  • Handle Length: 12 1/4"
  • Weight: 2lb 12oz
  • Point of Balance: 4 1/2"
  • Blade Steel: L6
  • Silk sageo
  • Traditional Construction

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.