Due to the March 6 fire at Hanwei's factory in China, this item is temporarily out of stock. Considering the damage, and rebuild we estimate a minimum 6-8 month period before these items can be re-stocked.
The Lion Dog Wakizashi features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon. This steel is made in Hanwei's new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure advanced-metallurgy blade with the best edge-holding capability and resilience of any blade ever produced by Hanwei. The outstanding performance characteristics of blades forged from HWS-1S steel derive from a combination of the careful selection of alloying elements and a complex processing procedure, basically involving the manipulation of the steel’s carbon content across the blade section. This results in a very tough and resilient blade with a hard, highly abrasion-resistant edge.
The sharply detailed fittings feature a Lion-dog themed black iron tsuba, with matching fuchi/kashira and golden peony menuki. The complex saya features a gloss-lacquered ribbed section at the koiguchi/kurikata with the balance spatter-lacquered for a very attractive appearance. The premium multi-colored sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.
Made by Hanwei.
* HWS-1S steel
* High quality fittings
* Hand Woven Silk Sageo
Overall: 27 3/8"
Blade Length: 20 1/2"
Handle Length: 6 5/8"
Weight: 1 lbs 10 oz
Blade Steel: HWS-1S
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Available March 2011
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