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Hanwei Paul Chen Praying Mantis Katana Sword
Hanwei Paul Chen

SH2359 - Hanwei Paul Chen Praying Mantis Katana
Retail price: $1,799.00
Your price: $1529.99

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The Hanwei Paul Chen Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture and is consequently a highly respected theme in Samurai swords. Built on the new L6/Bainite blade (detailed below) in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi, and featuring superb koshirae, the Praying Mantis is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and deep brown of the lacquered saya provide handsome contrast to the dark copper and golden accents of the tsuba, fuchi and kashira. The stalking mantis lies in wait for his next prey, mirroring the power and grace in this exceptional Katana Sword.

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing. Such work is prevalent in the Praying Mantis Katana Sword! 

Paul Chen Praying Mantis Katana Sword Features:

  • L6/Bainite Shobu Zukuri Blade

  • Traditional Construction

  • High Quality Koshira


Blade length:  29", Handle length:   11", Overall length:  41", Weight:  2lb 8oz

This Hanwei Paul Chen Praying Mantis Katana Sword is on sale for 15% off the regular price and qualifies for a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee!  Purchase this Praying Mantis Katana Sword now and get an amazing sale price and peace of mind knowing that stands 100% behind their products!

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