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Blade Length: 27 1/4
Handle Length: 11 1/2
Weight: 2lb 10oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.21"
Width at Tip: .95"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .20"
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2016
Overall, a very nice katana for the price range. Most glaring imperfection on mine was located at the back of the kissaki. It was rough and unpolished. Quality Control missed this one. I had even called before delivery to request that mine be inspected as it would be used for tameshigiri. Three and a half stars.
Posted by Larry Grossman on 5th Feb 2016
The Paul Chen Hanwei Bushido katana is one sweet sword. It looks absolutely incredible sitting in a stand on my fireplace mantel. The quality craftmanship that goes into creating it is obvious, and it is as much a magnificent piece of art, as it is a utilitarian tool, weapon etc.. Paulchenhanweiswords.com were really good in responding to all my inquiries, both before and after my purchase. Their prices are the best and their customer service is top notch.
Posted by rick montague (carson city, NV) on 7th Aug 2012
this is a really nice sword. The blade is beautiful. Looking at it you can see the wavy patern from the folding of the steel. the balance is awesome. I personally like the fact the handle is abit shorter than alot of these other katanas. holding it in your hands you can really tell what a truly precision weapon it is. unfortunately i am too chicken to try it out because it is such a beautiful sword i dont want to scratch or blemish the blade. so i just practice with my practical katana. If i had to choose one of my katanas to actually fight with I would use this one. One other thing i forgot to point out is although the handle is somewhat shorter than alot of the hanwei katanas it is double pegged for added strength. I would certainly recommend this sword, it is by far my favorite katana.