Hanwei (Paul Chen) Classic Tiger Katana | SH12040

$1,650.00 $1,237.50

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The return of a classic .. The Tiger Katana from Hanwei is nostalgic reissue of the original (SH1204) folded steel katana made in the early 2000s. The specifications are painstakingly reproduced for accurancy.

The 29 3/4″ K120C powder steel blade is differentially tempered with a traditional claying method to the grain patter (hada) showing distinct layers. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. the blade features groove (bo-hi) on both sides. The tsuba is made from blackened iron depicting a “stalking tiger” inlaid in brass. The ray skin (same) is covered on the handle (tsuka) with Japanese Cotton. The saya is deeply lacquered in black and inlaid with brass bamboo leaves.

Key Features:

29 3/4″ Forged & Folded Steel Blade
Traditional Handle Construction
Classic Reissue of the orignal Tiger Katana
Classic Tiger Katana
MSRP: $1,650.00


Overall: 44 1/2″
Blade Length: 29 3/4″
Handle Length: 13 3/4″
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Thickness at Guard: .28″
Sori: 7/8″
Blade Steel: K120C
Hrc Edge: 60
Hrc Back: 40

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.


Hanwei by Paul Chen

Hanwei Swords for Sale

Hanwei forges some of the most sought after Samurai swords in the world. Led by master sword smith and designer Paul Chen, Hanwei creates authentic handmade swords that are made of the highest grade steel and fittings. The Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge produces the finest quality reproductions swords and accessories to the collector community.Japanese Swords 4 Samurai has been an authorized Hanwei Dealer since 2004

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions48 × 6 × 6 in


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