The Lion Dog Katana features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon. This katana makes an attractive addition to any collection. The high carbon steel is made in the new Hanwei factory with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure advanced-metallurgy blade with the best edge-holding capability and resilience of any blade ever produced by Hanwei. The outstanding performance characteristics of blades forged from HWS-1S steel derive from a combination of the careful selection of alloying elements and a complex processing procedure, basically involving the manipulation of the steels carbon content across the blade section. This results in a very tough and resilient blade with a hard, highly abrasion-resistant edge.
The sharply detailed fittings feature a Lion-dog themed black iron tsuba with matching fuchi and kashira and golden peony menuki. The complex saya features a gloss-lacquered ribbed section at the koiguchi and kurikata with the balance spatter-lacquered for a very attractive appearance. The premium multi-colored sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.
- Includes high quality fittings and hand-woven silk sageo
- Displays Lion Dog theme with golden peonies
- Made by Hanwei.
- Blade is made of high carbon, high-alloy HWS-1S steel
- Blade Length: 29 Inches
- Handle Length: 13 Inches
- Overall Length: 43.5 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.
- Specs will differ slightly from piece to piece.