The basic line of the paul Chen Samurai swords. Entry level swords at unbeatable prices !


A nice entry level katana for a sword collector or a backyard practitioner, not really something for a Martial Artist.

  • low price
  • solid construction
  • real hamonline
  • iron fittings
  • Good for light cutting

An upgraded version of the practical katana, a good choice when looking for your first katana

  • good quality vs. price
  • real rayskin on handle
  • real hamonline
  • good balance
  • suitable for cutting

If you're looking for your first 'official' cutter, this Practical XL light might be a home run.

  • especially designed for cutting
  • better blade geometry
  • real hamonline
  • thicker and bigger blade
  • not tip heavy

This Practical Plus Elite katana from Hanwei is suitable for the more heavy targets when doing cutting exercises

  • strong blade
  • no hi
  • beefy blade
  • not tip heavy
  • very tied cotton wrap

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

This Practical Pro katana might by the ideal solution if you are looking for an affordable, robust katana.

  • long tsuka (handle)
  • long blade
  • traditional hamonline
  • iron fittings
  • good for cutting

If you are looking to expand your collection or you need a straight bladed katana, you just found it.

  • good price / quality
  • real hamon
  • straight blade & hamonline
  • functional katana
  • short blade

Customers about us :

 Charlier, Loïc
I'm no expert on the matter, but this katana seems very well built and it's exactly what I wanted. I'm thrilled! Thank you Dave for all your services... 


 Dragos Ivan
Best customer service ever!Will purchase again any time soon.

The perfect seller!! Good communication, speedy delivery, wonderful item! Highly recommended! Thanks and till next time!

Paul Chen samurai Swords or better know as Chen Katana

The basic line of the paul Chen Samurai swords, the Practical Serie. Very nice entry level swords at unbeatable prices !


This selection of Hanwei swords are the most popular Chen katana. They are forged as accurate possible, functional and fit in any Budo practitioner's buget or that of the occasional sword collector. All of these katanas are differentially clay hardened and does have a real hamonline. Yes, the hamon on all of these samurai swords is enhanched, which mean that acid is used to bring out the natural Hamon and make it much more visable after polishing. The practical Xl light katana and the Practical Plus Elite katana are especially designed for intens cutting exercises (tameshigiri).

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