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• HWS-1S Steel Blade
Quality fittings
• Hand Woven Silk Sageo
"CAS Hanwei Announces
a revolutionary blade
material in this all new
High Alloy Steel Katana"

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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 Hanwei's new 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 sharply 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.


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Overall Length: 43 1/2"
Blade Length: 29"
Steel: HWS-1S
Handle Length: 13"
Point of Balance: 4 15/16"
Weight: 2lb 14oz

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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Available now, three new attractive pieces, the Lion Dog Katana, Bamboo Mat Katana and the Yasukuni Colonel's Gunto, join the Silver Anniversary Shinto in an exciting line of swords utilizing Hanwei’s own High Alloy Steels (HWS-1S and HWS-2S).

Made in Hanwei’s new factory, these two high-tech steels are proving to be not only unrivaled in their performance and resilience but Hanwei is paying special attention during differential hardening to produce some of the most intricate hamon styles and variations we’ve yet seen. This revolutionary blade material along with the traditional sword fitting themes combine to create a high quality package at very attractive prices. ...more info

CAS Hanwei video: James Williams of Bugei testing HWS-1S steel on yellowed bamboo
These all new katana feature Hanwei’s own high-alloy katana steels (HWS-1S / HWS-2S), which combine impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon. This steel is made in Hanwei’s new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure, advanced-metallurgy blade with excellent edge-holding capability and resilience.

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