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Hunter Wakizashi

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The Hunter Wakizashi is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter wakizashi is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, 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. 

Hanwei has now 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 forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing. 

Made by Hanwei.


Overall: 27 1/2"
Blade Length: 20"
Handle Length: 6 1/4"
Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
Sori: 1/2"

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  1. Bum Steer 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2017

    I was told the Wind and Thunder Wakizashi wasn't available (to match my Katana) - so I bought this instead..seems shorter and thinner than I expected, but no personal use information to judge by yet. Hopefully the L6/Bainite is worth the cost.

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