Cas Hanwei Raptor-Nanbokucho
The Nanbochuko period in Japanese history (the later part of the 14th century) encompassed sixty years of internal conflict in Japan, which spawned a demand for more and bigger sword blades than ever produced previously. Blades became longer and wider, sometimes to extremes. Named for this period, the Nanbokucho Katana is impressively sized. With a 5160 steel blade that measures 30", a long kissaki and a weight of just under 3 lbs. it is designed for heavy targets. It is, however, surprisingly agile and nimble enough to master double cuts. Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. 44 7/16" ov.