Includes a protective cloth bag and maintanence kit!
In simplicity lies great beauty, an axiom stunningly validated by the Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana. The story told by the richly detailed tsuba is of a mantis stealthily stalking the cricket, unaware that he is himself being stalked by the Golden Oriole. The deep blue of the saya is continued in the Japanese cotton tsuka-ito, and the Oriole appears again on the kashira. The 14" tsuka of the katana gives a superb balance to the katana, allowing it to move quickly and freely. Included is a protective cloth bag and maintenance kit. This is a sharpened battle ready samurai sword.
The Golden Oriole Japanese swords have a sharpened hand tempered steel blade. Genuine rayskin handle with blue Japanese cotton cord wrap.
The Golden Oriole features a cast metal tsuba has an antique copper finish with brass and gold highlights depicting a mantis stalking a cricket, and he is unaware that he himself is 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. The 14" tsuka of the katana gives a superb balance to the sword, allowing it to move very quickly and very freely.
This is a premium Paul Chen Sword!
Hand forged high-carbon steel
wooden scabbard with blue hand rubbed lacquer finish.
Blade length 271/2"
Handle length 133/4"
Overall length 431/4"
Weight 2lbs 3 oz
Point of balance 4"
Widthe at tsuba 1.16"
Width at tip .85
You must be 18 years or older to order this battle ready Japanese sword