This Japanese battle ready katana is made by Paul Chen's hanwei
forge and belongs to a new generation of 'affordable' cutting swords.
The battle ready practical Xl Light katana was designed and made for the tamashigiri
practitioners in het Japanese Martial Arts world.
When we did compare the standard practical katana with this Xl light Katana
,the difference was very clear. This new designed sword has a better geometry
and has a more 'beefy' blade compared with the Standard Practical katana ar
any other katana in the Paul Chen series. It feels more "solid" and
does give a safer feeling when performing cutting exercises (tameshigiri).
The blade is longer and much wider&thicker than the standard practical
or practical plus katana. A Hi hi (groove) is added to this sword to reduce
the weight. Yet, it's still 200 grams more heavy than the practical katana.
The overal theme of this sword didn't changed. The tsuka is still glued on
the tang and it features imitation raysking on the handle.