CAS Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

MSRP: $1,500.00
Was: $1,335.00
Now: $989.00
(You save $511.00 )
SKU:
SH2472
Weight:
5.00 LBS
Width:
8.00 (in)
Height:
42.00 (in)
Depth:
8.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

The Hunter Wakizashi 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 with green silk sageo 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. 

Specs:

  • Overall: 27 1/2"
  • Blade Length: 20"
  • Handle Length: 6 1/4"
  • Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
  • Sori: 1/2"
  • Blade Steel: L6
  • Silk sageo
  • Traditional Construction

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.