This practical pro katana, forged by Hanwei is a very functional samurai sword
and battle ready.
The Practical Pro Samurai Katana of paul chen has an extended tsuka and a thicker
& longer samurai blade compared to the other models in the practical series.
The blade of tis functional sword is constructed from hand-forged, high-carbon
steel and is differentially tempered using a traditional claying method which
gives a very nice and prominent hamonline.
The Practical Pro has a fine polish if compared to the other katanas in the
practical serie. The tsuka is wrapped with synthetic black leather for its gripping
characteristics and is double-pegged for safety. The saya is done in a deep
black lacquer with a black Japanese cotton sageo. The fittings (koshirae) are
done in antiqued black iron.
The katana is stylized with a round Kuruma tsuba, which represents the "Wheel
of Dharma," symbolizing the Buddhist concept of the Noble Eightfold Path.
For those interested in an economical katana that can stand the rigors of heavy
cutting (tameshigiri), the Practical Pro is an excellent choice.