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.
Overall: 42 1/4" (107.3cm)
Blade Length: 27 1/4" (69.2cm)
Handle Length: 14" (35.6cm)
Weight: 2lb 3oz (992g)
Point of Balance: 4" (10.2cm)
Width at Guard: 1.16" (2.95cm)
Width at Tip: .85" (2.16cm)
Thickness at Guard: .32" (0.81cm)
Thickness at Tip: .26" (0.66cm)
Sori: 3/4" (1.9cm)
Blade Steel: T10
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
*Display stand not included.
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