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• Hand Woven Silk Sageo
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• Advanced Metallurgy Blade

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This sword replicates the Gunto of a high-ranking Japanese army officer of the Pre-WWII and WWII era. These swords were made from 1933 onwards by a group of highly-skilled swordsmiths at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and are known collectively as the Yasukuni swords. Only 8000 of these swords were made and many were destroyed, so in recent years they have become highly collectable. Hanwei is producing these very accurate replicas for collectors unable to afford or obtain originals. A Captain's-rank Gunto (SH2444) is also available.

The sword features Hanwei's own high-alloy Silicone/Manganese HWS-2S steel blade with outstanding 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 Hand-woven pure silk Sageo, with accurate Colonel-rank coloration.


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Overall Length: 37 3/8"
Blade Length: 26 3/8"
Steel: HWS-2S
Handle Length: 9 1/4"
Weight: 2lb 10oz

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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SH2445 High-Alloy Steel Yasukuni Colonel's Gunto by CAS Hanwei
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Available now, three new attractive katana, the Yasukuni Colonel's Gunto, the Bamboo Mat Katana and the Lion Dog Katana, 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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