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Lion Dog Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Lion Dog Katana
Paul Chen - Hanwei

HWS-1S Steel

The Lion Dog Katana features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei's 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.

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Product Code: 4640

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Specifications

  • Product Code: 4640
  • SKU: SH2439
  • Brand: Paul Chen - Hanwei
  • Blade Length: 29"
  • Blade Material: HWS-1S
  • Edge Type: Sharpened
  • Full Length: 43 1/2"
  • Tsuka Length: 13"
  • Weight: 2 lb 14 oz

  • *Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.


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