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L6 Bainite Katana In Brand New Condition

Discussion in 'Edged Weapon Classifieds' started by EL PURO, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. EL PURO

    EL PURO Cedar Hills Member

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    PAUL CHEN ONI KATANA  3.jpg PAUL CHEN ONI KATANA  4.jpg PAUL CHEN ONI KATANA  1.jpg L6/Bainite (high carbon steel) blade! Black rayskin handle with black silk wrap. Antiqued black iron tsuba and fittings. Black laquered finish wooden scabbard. Comes with cleaning kit and storage sleeve."

    The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls. In modern culture they are beginning to move away from this menacing connotation into the role of guardian or protector, similar in character to gargoyles. Their power and ferocity, however, have not diminished. There is a Japanese saying which translates to "Oni with an iron club", or to be of an invincible nature, a fitting association with the 29" L6/Bainite blade on which the Oni Katana is built. The blade features a Performance Series geometry for outstanding cutting ability. The 14" tsuka is wrapped in black ray skin and silk while the Koshirae feature Oni in various classical styles. A unique combination of folklore and functionality.

    Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

    Hanwei has mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing. This rare and discontinued top of line sword retails for $2,300!


    Key Features:

    L6/Bainite Performance Series Katana Blade
    Traditional Construction
    Designed for Martial Artists

    Specifications:

    Blade length: 29"
    Handle length: 14"
    Overall length: 44"
    Weight: 3lb

    Call 503-504-04 six three Health Issues Force Sale
    Asking $790.00 obo "Price Reduced"
    Will consider trade for firearm of equal value

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Was it displayed, used in Iaido or Tameshigiri?
     
  3. EL PURO

    EL PURO Cedar Hills Member

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    No...It has always been a safe queen
     
  4. FreakSF

    FreakSF Boise Member

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    PM sent