The elegantly simple lines of the Paul Chen / Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. The story told by the stunning tsuba is of a mantis stealthily stalking the cricket, unaware that he is himself being stalked by the Golden Oriole. The deeply lacquered blue of the saya is repeated in the Japanese cotton tsuka-ito, and the Oriole appears again on the kashira. Unmistakably Hanwei quality, the 14” tsuka of the katana gives a superb balance to the sword, allowing it to move very quickly and very freely. Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.
How to Use
Designed as a traditional cutter in a dojo environment or high end display. Heirloom Quality.
Overall: 42 1/4"
Blade Length: 27 1/4"
Handle Length: 14"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.16"
Width at Tip: .85"
Thickness at Guard: .32"
Thickness at Tip: .26"
Materials and Construction
Differentially Hardened, FOLDED and Sharpened Swedish Powder Steel (K120C) blade with real hamon. Imported Japanese cotton ito over authentic, top quality rayskin. Blackened and bronzed iron fittings (gold and silver detailing). Cotton sageo on high gloss saya inlaid with brass cherry blossom (sakura) flowers.
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