Golden Oriole-Paul Chen
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Golden Oriole-Paul Chen

Price: $1,198.88
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The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho 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. Of unmistakable quality, the 14" tsuka of the katana gives a superb balance to the sword, allowing it to move very quickly and very freely.

 

Paul Chen Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana Specs:

 

  • Hand forged high carbon steel blade
  • Oriole/mantis/cricket motif tsuba
  • Blue Japanese cotton and rayskin wrapped handle
  • Blue lacquered wood saya
  • Fully functional
  • Light and quick
Measurements:

 

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"
Sori: 3/4"