Hanwei Shinto Shinken Katana w Bohi - SH6004SGF
Hanwei Shinto Shinken Katana w Bohi
The Shinto Shinken Katana features a more traditional blade style than the other Performance Series models, specifically designed for a more frequent drawing practice, with a live sharp blade. These live Iaito swords (Shinken) from Hanwei are made for the experienced Iaido practitioner who wishes to include light cutting (Tameshigiri) in his repertoire. The Shinken features optimized blade geometry, combining excellent balance with minimum weight for repetitive drawing, while retaining sufficient backbone for cutting light targets. The Shinto models have hand-forged high-carbon steel blades. Each blade is differentially hardened, to produce a distinctive hamon, and is grooved for balance and audible feedback in the cutting stroke. Genuine ray skin and premium Japanese cotton wraps are featured on the handles. a sharp training sword with a groove in the blade known as Hi (pronounced HEE) designed for frequent drawing practice and occasional cutting. The main features and benefits of this sword type are: Sharp- Can be used for light cutting. Groove in blade. Reduce weight. Loud sound when swung properly. Slightly heavier than Iaito. Can still be used for drawing practice Slightly front heavy, More realistic live blade feel. Carbon Steel Durable authentic construction. These swords include a Hanwei maintenance kit.