Golden Oriole Katana from Paul Chen:
The elegantly simple lines of the 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.
Made by Hanwei.
* Hand forged high-carbon steel
* Built for cutting
* Traditional construction
Overall: 42 1/4“
Blade Length: 27 1/4“
Handle Length: 14”
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1.16"
Width at Tip: .85"
Thickness at Guard: .32"
Thickness at Tip: .26"
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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