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Raptor Tanto 

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series, our new line of cutting katanas, has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

While the Wakizashi and Tanto of the Raptor series providing matching pieces for any of the Raptor katanas, they are in their own right designed as very effective cutting tools. Made in the blade style of James Williams' personal Nami Ryu swords, these pieces will allow the cutting practitioner to perfect techniques for each of the three weapons, at the same time as they complete an impressive display.

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Katana
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken wakizashi "real sword"
  • Forged from 5160 high carbon spring steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
  • Full length tang (Nakago) with Brass Habaki
  • Wood core handle (Tsuka) with genuine rayskin (Same),
  • Special non-stretch suede wrap (Tsuka- ito) for firm grip and wear resistance.
  • Raptor feathers hilt ornaments (Menuki).
  • Traditional blackened iron guard (Tsuba) in Raptor motif.
  • Blackened steel fittings (Fuchi/Kashira) in Raptor motif.
  • Wood Scabbard (Saya) with non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.
  • Specifications may vary between swords
    • Overall length:  16 5/8"
    • Blade length:  10 13/16"
    • Handle length:   4 5/8"
    • Weight:  13 oz
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We do not sell weapons to anyone under the age of 18 without permission and consent of a parent or legal guardian. These are real weapons and not toys. They are very sharp and should always be treated with care. Be careful to never put yourself or anyone else in danger.  Nihonzashi LLC, its employees, and associated companies are not responsible for any injury, damage or loss incurred by use or miss-use of any merchandise sold on this site. It is the purchasers responsibility to comply to local, state and federal laws and/or statutes. Purchase of merchandise implies agreement and compliance to the above.

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  • All shinken are shipped double boxed and insured