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Hanwei Raptor Series: Unokubi Zukuri Katana

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $649.00

Special Price $486.75

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The Raptor Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) blade design is patterned after the shape of the Naginata, the powerful long-handled weapon popular between the 12th and 14th centuries.

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The Raptor Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) blade design is patterned after the shape of the Naginata, the powerful long-handled weapon popular between the 12th and 14th centuries. Notable for the strongly relieved shinogi-ji and diamond-shaped kissaki, the Unokubi-Zukuri provides excellent balance in a strong cutting blade.

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

Construction Details

Blades - Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
Tangs (Nakago) - Full length, double pegged.
Ferrules (Habaki) - Brass.
Handles (Tsuka) - Wood core, genuine rayskin (Same), special non-stretch sueded wrap (Tsuka-ito) for firm grip and wear resistance. Raptor feathers hilt ornaments (Menuki).
Guards (Tsuba) - Traditional blackened iron, Raptor motif.
Fittings (Fuchi/Kashira) - Blackened steel, Raptor motif.
Scabbards (Saya) - Wood, non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 1105mm 43.5"
Blade Length 711mm 28.5"
Handle Length 330mm 13"
Weight 1.22 Kg 2 lbs 11 oz
Point of Balance
Width at Guard
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 5160
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.