Paul Chen Practical Plus Katana


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The Paul Chen Practical Plus Katana is an exciting addition to the Hanwei Samurai sword line, providing a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Katana, but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially tempered (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent. The Practical Plus Katana features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a wrap (Tsuka-Ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus katana are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron “sunburst” design with a brass habaki.

 Paul Chen Practical Plus Katana Features: 

  • Hand-forged high-carbon steel blade
  • Differentially tempered
  • Fully sharpened
  • Sunburst style iron tsuba
  • Fuchi/kashira feature flower theme
  • Synthetic leather and rayskin covered tsuka
  • Black textured finish on wood saya
  • Incredible handling characteristics
  • Fully functional
  • Comes with sword and tsuka bag


  • Overall: 40 1/2″
  • Blade: 27 1/4″
  • Tsuka: 12 1/4″
  • Weight: 2 Lbs 5 Oz
  • Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
  • Width at guard: 1.21″
  • Width at tip: .90″
  • Thickness at guard: .28″
  • Thickness at tip: .21″
  • Sori: 3/4″

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Weight 2.50 lbs

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