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Golden Oriole Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

SH1018 Golden Oriole Katana
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MSRP: $1,039.00
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Classic Japanese Samurai Sword from Paul Chen

The elegantly simple lines of the Paul Chen / Hanwei 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.


Collect the set; a samurai wore two swords,  the matching Wakizashi is also available to complete your collection.


Read more about this sword's Monosteel construction.

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Product Details +

Key Features:

  • Hand forged high-carbon steel
  • Built for cutting
  • Traditional construction
Golden Oriole Katana
MSRP: $1,039.00
Currently out of stock
Made In China
Specifications +

Overall: 42 1/4"
Blade Length: 27 1/4"
Handle Length: 14"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Width at Guard: 1 3/16"
Width at Tip: 7/8"
Thickness at Guard: 3/8"
Thickness at Tip: 1/4"
Sori: 3/4"
Blade Steel: T10
Hrc Edge: 60
Hrc Back: 40

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

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