Lion Dog Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

(USD) $1,283.99

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Product Code: 4640

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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 sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.

Daisho Set

We also offer a Lion Dog Wakizashi with similar details should you want to form a matching set.


Reliks Product ID 4640
Manufacturer SKU SH2439
Blade Length 29"
Blade Material HWS-1S
Edge Type Sharpened
Full Length 43 1/2"
Tsuka Length 13"
Weight 2 lb 14 oz