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• 5160 Steel
Historical blade style
• Williams/Hanwei Designed
"CAS Hanwei Announces a
revolutionary versatile cutting
series in the all new Raptor
Katana Wakizashi & Tanto"

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While the Wakizashi and Tanto of the Raptor series provide matching pieces for any of the Raptor katana, they are in their own right designed as very effective cutting tools. Made in the blade style of James Williams’ personal Nami Ryu swords, these pieces will allow the cutting practitioner to perfect techniques for each of the three weapons, at the same time as they complete an impressive display.

The Raptor Wakizashi measures 26 3/4 inches in overall length and finds its point of balance at 3 1/8 inches. Features a forged 5160 high carbon steel blade marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc. The tang is full length and double pegged for security. The grip is wood covered in genuine rayskin and a black suede wrap for a firm grip. The tsuba and fittings are blackened iron and feature a raptor motif. Includes a wood saya with a matte black textured finger-print resistant lacquer finish.


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Overall Length: 26 3/4"
Blade Length: 19"
Blade Steel: 5160
Handle Length: 6 1/2"
Point of Balance: 4 15/16"
Weight: 1lb 8oz

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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Raptor Series Katana 2413 thru 2417
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Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Hanwei 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 facilitates the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

CAS Hanwei video: James Williams of Bugei introducing and testing the Raptor Series

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