Hanwei Raptor Shobu Zukuri Katana - SH2417
Hanwei Raptor Shobu Zukuri Katana
The Raptor Shobu-Zukuri (Iris Leaf) blade has an elegant shape and powerful cutting ability. Notable for the absence of a Yokote transition, this blade design became popular during the Nanbokucho era (1336 ~1392 AD) and its popularity continued into the Muromachi period. The blade of the Raptor katana is hand forged in 5160 high carbon steel and is specifically heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance to misdirected cuts than a conventionally differentially tempered blade. The blade geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi hard materials without chipping, allowing the user a wider range of targets. Cotton wrapped tsuka. Tsuba, fuchi and kashira features a beautiful Raptor motif. Black matte finish wood saya. Comes with black sword bag.