Inspired by the famous Japanese samurai, Hatori Hanzo, the Hanzo Steel katana have been forged from differentially hardened 1060 steel, and have a real hamon. These blades have a titanium coating, and come with a back wearable leather wrapped sheath. Ready for cutting right out of the box, these swords will allow you to channel your inner Ninja, Zombie fighter, or Deadpool.
The Hanzo Steel Bride katana:
Steel - Differentially hardened 1060 with real hamon and titanium coating
Fittings - Kill Bill Bride inspired design
Sheath - Leather wrapped with back strap
Blade length - 30 inches with agressive 1 inch sori (curve)
Handle - 12 inch black on black cotton wrapped
Total length - 43.5 inches
Weight 2.12 pounds
Posted by Unknown on Mar 31st 2017
Bought scratch and dent version which have some minor damage to the black finish on the blade, that's not going to factor into the overall review but I thought I should mention it.
This is a great cutter and probably the best katana I've used for the price (I prefer a more pronounced sori which is rare on inexpensive blades.) Sword is well balanced but feels a bit heavy, though since this seems intended primarily for cutting the weight can be an asset. The weight and sori do make for a bit of a slow draw though, so this might not be so great for iaijutsu.
The fit and finish are solid, a few nitpicks would be the sloppy hamon (though once again the fact that it has a real one at this price range is somewhat impressive) and the cotton ito, which I will be replacing.
Overall it looks cool and is highly functional, excellent value for money.
All prices are in USD