Differentially Hardened Hand-forged Blade
This wakizashi of the Hanwei Great Wave Series is constructed with a long (o) kissaki and are well suited for cutting exercises (tameshigiri)and is also makes a stunning display piece.
The furniture displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon).
The blade is hand-forged from T10 high-carbon steel and are differentially hardened using traditional claying methods. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. Each piece has a deeply lacquered black saya with a one-piece brass habaki construction. Real ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo are made of premium woven Japanese black cotton.
This is a premium Paul Chen Sword
Blade length: 18 3/4"
Handle length: 6 1/2"
Overall length: 26 1/2"
Weight: 1lb 11oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.17"
Width at Tip: .82"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .24"
Must be 18 or older to purchase this fully sharpened wakizashi