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Practical Plus Elite Katana

CODE: SH6001KPE


List price: $520.00  

Price: $468.99

You save: $51.01 (10%)
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The Practical Plus Elite Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, these Practical Plus Elites features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome iron Tsuba features a "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.

Overall: 40"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.39"
Width at Tip: 1.03"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .16"
Sori: 3/4"
Hrc Edge: 60
Hrc Back: 40

* Performance Elite Blade Geometry * Traditional Construction * Quality fittings

The Performance Series is the culmination of years of study of the optimum blade designs for today's martial artists. Four distinct variations are available, each optimized for a particular discipline or cutting application. The laito is an unedged training blade, available in three different lengths, for use in drawing practice and Kata. Its correctly-weighted and balanced steel blade prepares the student for advanced work with live blades. The blade geometry and physical characteristics of each of the Tameshigiri (cutting practice) blades are tailored towards different targets. The Elite Katana's blade is a little wider and a little thicker than its traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal targets, while that of the Katana XL is significantly wider, for use in cutting heavy targets. The Katana XL Light has the XL's profile but is provided with Bo-hi, reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible but clean cuts on heavier targets may still be made.

Elite: Frequent Cutting / Advanced Drawing Practice
The Elite Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets.