The Radical Katana was named after a Japanese sword that has a curved single edged blade with a long grip. The Radical Katana Slash continues this tradition with increased angularity. This ball has the same core as the original Katana but the Forged 2 coverstock is stronger and more aggressive. This ball is a backend monster when facing heavy oil conditions. The Katana Slash not only offers awesome performance but lots of backend reaction on heavy oil as well.