Practical Plus XL Light Katana
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Practical Plus XL Light Katana

This Practical Plus XL light was designed by Paul Chen and it's special blade geometry makes it an ideal cutting katana.

  • traditional construction
  • real hamonline
  • doesn't feel heavy
  • real rayskin , cotton ito
  • ideal for tameshigiri
My personal opinion top

This functional katana was especially designed for the practitioner that is in need of a good and reliable cutting sword.

And they did a very good job there at Paul Chen’s forge. This katana does feature a broad blade, far more than the standard Practical plus katana. Yet, it doesn’t make this katana more heavy.

Of course when looking at the scale, there is a little more iron in this blade and so the weight will be higher. But they designed the sword in such a way that it doesn’t feel more heavy. Since this functional katana is made for tameshigiri, you don’t need to worry about it’s cutting abilities. Beach mats, real tatami and even bamboo are no problem at all for this sword.

You will see the exact same fittings as on the other katanas in the practical plus line. So you will get the bronze liondogs menuki, the flowered theme fuchi and kashira with the beautiful sunburst tsuba. Real rayskin and high quality cotton ito are used on the tsuka (handle).

So if you need a good reliable and rather cheap katana to perform cutting exercises in your backyard or dojo, this is an excellent choice !

Katana Specifications top
  • Steel : not provided by forge

  • Polish : basic

  • Hamon : wave

  • Hi : yes

  • Blade (tsuba to tip) : 74 cm 

  • Tsuka : 28.5 cm

  • Weight :  1160 gram

  • Point of balance :  13.5 cm
  • Sori : 18 mm

  • Motohaba : 36 mm

  • Sakihaba : 28 mm

  • Kissaki : 50 mm

  • Motokasana : 6 mm

  • Sakikasana : 4 mm

  • Ito : black cotton

  • Saya : black ishime
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