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Need help with a Hanwei Sword authentication.

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by thegodoflions, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. thegodoflions


    Mar 19, 2013
    Need help authenticating if this sword is a real Hanwei Dragon King Shi Katana.
    Has there been any fake Hanwei swords in the market?
    And how are Hanwei swords in general at this price range? (sub 1k$)
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
  2. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Dragon King is not a Hanwei product. They are part of the CAS Iberia "family" that also imports Hanwei products. I am sure response at SBG will have the most up to date experience with their swords.


    About Dragon King
    [​IMG]The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords.

    Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement.

    The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance.

    Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys. Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear. Starting in 2016 soon all will know and there will be no doubt who is king.

    From the CAS Iberia site
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  3. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    There are possibly fake chitana....? :eek::confused:
    john april likes this.
  4. thegodoflions


    Mar 19, 2013
    the asking price is 340$ is why I'm having doubts.

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