Hanwei Golden Oriole Wakizashi

Hanwei (Paul Chen) Golden Oriole Wakizashi - Ships Free!
Hanwei (Paul Chen) Golden Oriole Wakizashi - Ships Free!
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Regular Price:$770.00
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Description

Includes Sword Bag and Maintenance Kit

During the Muromachi period (1568-1603), the introduction of the pairing of the Katana (the curved sword) and Wakizashi was introduced. The Wakizashi, or the shorter companion blade to the Katana, was about 18 inches long.

Only the warrior class - the Samurai - was allowed to wear the two swords, which remained a custom for the next several hundred years until abolished in the 19th century. This Wakizashi is the companion piece to the Golden Oriole Katana with matching fittings and blade construction. This is a sharpened battle ready wakizashi.

The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword and are mirrored in the wakizashi. 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.

This is a premium Samurai Sword from Paul Chen

Specs

Blade length: 20"
Handle length: 6 3/4"
Overall length: 27 1/2"
Weight: 1lb 10oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.07"
Width at Tip: .75"
Thickness at Guard: .28"
Thickness at Tip: .20"
Sori: 1/2"

Must be at least 18 to order this battle ready Japanese sword

Features

Hand forged high-carbon steel
Built for cutting
Traditional construction

Specifications

Blade length: 20"
Handle length: 6 3/4"
Overall length: 27 1/2"
Weight: 1lb 10oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.07"
Width at Tip: .75"
Thickness at Guard: .28"
Thickness at Tip: .20"
Sori: 1/2"

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HANWEI Swords
Hanwei produces some of the most sought after Japanese swords in the world. Led by master sword smith and designer Paul Chen, Hanwei creates authentic handmade Samurai Swords that are made of the highest quality steel and use only the finest high grade fittlings. At the forefront of current blade technology Hanwei is taking Japanese sword construction to new levels. We carry the complete line of Hanwei Samurai swords, including Katanas, Wakizashis, Tantos and Ninja swords.
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