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25th Anniversary Shinto Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei

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Retail Price: $1,099.00
Our Price: $659.99
Discontinued and Sold Out
Item Number: SH2433
Manufacturer: Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei
Manufacturer Part No: SH2433

25th Anniversary Shinto Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei SH2433

Paul Chen 25th Anniversary Shinto Katana - SH2433
Pre-Order: Due to be released in May 2010.
As of January 2010 over half have been pre-sold!

Paul Chen's Silver Anniversary Shinto is undoubtedly one of the most collectible pieces ever offered by CAS Hanwei. Not only is this one of Hanwei's most attractive swords but, to celebrate CASs 25th anniversary, the certificated edition is limited to just 250 pieces.

Based on the original Shinto, the first sword ever produced for CAS by Hanwei, this Anniversary Edition features the same koshirae (fittings) but in a silver plate finish, highlighting details not previously evident. The blade, while maintaining similar geometry, has under-gone radical changes in metallurgy and heat treating. It now features Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-1 steel and a heat treating regimen that produces a Tamahagane-like hardness distribution across the blade section with a very attractive Choji-style hamon.

The saya is deeply lacquered in black and is complemented by a hand woven sageo unique to this katana. A handsome lacquered stand, inscribed with "Silver Anniversary Edition" translated into Kanji, is supplied with the sword. The black sword bag is embroidered in silver with the same Kanji and the sword's limited edition number.

A signed and numbered authenticating certificate is supplied with each piece.

Key Features:
Limited to 250 Pieces
HWS-1 Steel
Silver Plate Finished Fittings

Blade Length: 27"
Handle Length: 11"
Overall Length: 39"
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

This sword comes with a cotton storage bag, a unique custom stand, and a Paul Chen Hanwei Traditional Sword Mainenance Kit.

25th Anniversary Shinto Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei SH2433

25th Anniversary Shinto Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei SH2433