Hanwei Great Wave KatanaHanwei Great Wave Katana1
Forceful, Powercutting style T10 Tool Steel Katana with real hamon. MSRP $960
The Great Wave Katana made by Paul Chen for Hanwei displays the Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The koshirae are crafted in blackened iron and feature the Tomoe mon. The bladeon the Great Wave Katana is hand-forged from T10 high-carbon steel featuring a long (o)kissaki and is differentially hardened to produce a distinctive hamon. The saya is deeply lacquered in black. The rayskin of the tsuka has a premium woven Japanese black cotton wrap with a matching sageo.
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Featured positive reviews:
This katana is perfect for me. From the forging, to the assembly, at this price point, this really is unbelievable. I have owned katana before, and this one is my favorite. The blade is heavy, yet that is exactly what you want in a sword you plan on doing any cutting (tatami mats) with. The blade is perfectly straight, and the fitment in the saya (sheath) is perfect. I have drawn it many times and the fitment is still tight and has the correct amount of resistance. I am really enjoying my kata, as well as just viewing the sword. The great wave mon really hits home with me, and all of the materials are high quality, and fit tightly. The edge is sharp, as you would expect, and including a maintenance kit is extremely helpful. The hamon is clearly visible, and the length of the blade is perfect for me, (I am 5’11). I work in retail and one of the most important things about ordering big items online is being able to find a reliable vendor. This is the company you want to order from... Sara and Paul’s kindness and patience in answering my questions was both professional and personal. They made time and responded quickly and addressed all of my concerns. Deeply appreciated, a great katana from a great company...