Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana

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$1,679.00

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.

Details

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.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Paul Chen/Hanwei
Overall Length 1073mm 42 1/4"
Blade Length 692mm 27 1/4"
Handle Length 356mm 14"
Weight 0.992 Kg 2 lbs 3 oz
Point of Balance 101.6mm 4"
Width at Guard 29.46mm 1.16"
Width at Tip 21.59mm 0.85"
Thickness at Guard 8.13mm 0.32"
Thickness at Tip 6.6mm 0.26"
Blade Steel T10
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.