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.
How to Use
Designed for frequent cutting of traditional targets in a Dojo setting.
Overall: 40 1/2"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 11 1/2"
Weight: 2lb 10oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.27"
Width at Tip: .95"
Thickness at Guard: .30"
Thickness at Tip: .25"
Materials and Construction
Differentially Hardened T-10 Tool Steel Sharpened blade with real hamon and O-Kissaki (long tip). Imported Japanese Cotton ito over authentic rayskin handle. Blackened iron fittings in "Tomoe" style.
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