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Praying Mantis Katana

$1,900.00  $1,843.00
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  • Model: HW0101113


For centuries . Japanese culture has seen the Praying Mantis as a symbol of cunning and power. Thus . it has been fittingly featured theme in Samurai swords. Built on our new L6/Bainite blade in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi . and featuring superb koshirae . the Praying Mantis is both a highly desirable and functional sword. The dark copper and golden accented tsuba . fuchi and kashira contrast nicely with the subdued green silk ito and deep brown of the varnished saya. Just like the real life Praying Mantis . this sword lies in wait for his next prey. Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. For a number of years it has been an exemplary Katana blade component. Due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades . this technique has been limited to but a few top-class master smiths.

Hanwei is proud to say that it has mastered this difficult process . using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are first forged and shaped in the normal way . then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.


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The Hobby Stone arrived perfectly yesterday and I've already got my castle mold created and can't wait to detail it. The cast feels very strong and it's bubble free.
James R.