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Hunter Wakizashi
Hunter Wakizashi
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Hunter Wakizashi

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$1,125.00
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$1,125.00
Regular price
$1,500.00
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The Hunter Wakizashi is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade n the Shonogi 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.

Features:

  • L6/Bainite Blade
  • Silk sageo
  • Traditional Construction
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