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Practical Plus XL Katana

The Paul Chen Practical Plus XL katana has a forged high carbon differentially tempered blade designed for tameshigiri.  It is an improved version of the original practical plus katana with a shorter tsuka (handle) wrapped in cotton instead of imitation leather.  The Practical Plus Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Katana, but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially tempered (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent. The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Katana
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • Japanese dogwood theme Fuchi/Kashira
  • Iron sunburst tsuba
  • Dragon theme menuki
  • Black cotton tsuka ito
  • Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
  • Black textured saya
  • Forged high carbon steel blade
  • Chu (medium) kissaki
  • Differentially tempered
  • New extra large blade geometry
  • This katana is hand made and each is unique - size and weight will vary
  • Blade length:  28 1/2"
  • Handle length:   11"
  • Overall length:  41"
  • Weight:  2lb 11oz
  • Point of Balance:  5 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.42"
  • Width at Tip:  1.10"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .26"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .18"
  • Sori:  3/4"
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