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Practical Plus XL Katana

CODE: SH6001XPF


List price: $540.00  

Price: $486.99

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The Practical Plus XL Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for maximum cutting power in heavy targets, these Katana feature 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 1/2”
Blade Length: 28 1/2”
Handle Length: 11”
Weight: 2lb 11oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.42"
Width at Tip: 1.10"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
Sori: 3/4"

* Performance XL Blade Geometry * Traditional Construction * Built for Martial Artists

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.

XL: Heavy Competitive Cutting
Designed strictly for competitive cutting, the XL Katana blades incorporate the geometry, strength, weight and profile needed for successful cuts on substantial targets. Featuring differential heat treatment and a narrow edge angle, these wide blades will reward good technique with clean cuts and excellent durability.