The Lion Dog Katana features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei’s own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-Choji hamon. This steel is made in Hanwei’s new forge
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The Lion Dog Katana features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei’s own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon. This steel is made in Paul Chen’s 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 steel’s carbon content across the blade section. This results in a very tough and resilient blade with a hard, highly abrasion-resistant edge.
The Katana’s detailed fittings feature a Lion-dog themed black iron tsuba, with matching fuchi/kashira and golden peony menuki. The complex saya features a gloss-lacquered ribbed section at the koiguchi/kurikata with the balance spatter-lacquered for a very attractive appearance. The premium multi-colored sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.
High quality fittings
Hand Woven Silk Sageo
Overall: 43 1/2″
Blade Length: 29″
Handle Length: 13″
Weight: 2lb 14oz
Blade Steel: HWS-1S
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.
Hanwei by Paul Chen
Hanwei Swords for SaleHanwei 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