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Brand: Hanwei Categories: , , , SKU: SH1018

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Model: SH1018

Classic Japanese Samurai Sword from Paul Chen

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.


Key Features:

Hand forged high-carbon steel
Built for cutting
Traditional construction


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″
Sori: 3/4″
Blade Steel: T10

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.