Hanwei 25th Anniversary Shinto SH2433 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 CAS’s 25th anniversary, the certificated edition is limited to just 250 pieces. Limited edition of an excellent samurai sword.
Limited edition of 250 swords.
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.
25th Anniversary Shinto will be available on Wednesday 02 June, 2010.