Differentially Hardened Hand-forged Blade
The katana and wakizashi of the Great Wave Series are constructed with a long (o) kissaki and are well suited for cutting exercises (tameshigiri). The handle on the tanto is an attractive ribbed buffalo horn.
The furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set 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 blades are 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