Raptor katana - 8th century moroha zukuri

This false-edge blade is based on a tachi blade forged around 800 AD, and is a link between the oldest inherited-from-China straight-sword style and the more familiar curved tachi and katana blades. Differentially tempered 5160 steel - short, sharp, fast, and a rarely replicated historical sword of a nearly forgotten period in Japan's martial history. Made by Hanwei / Paul Chen.

length: 38 3/4"
blade: 26 1/2"
thickness at guard: 1/4"
thickness at tip: 1/16"
tsuka: 11"
Weight (unsheathed): 2 lb 5 oz


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