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Golden Oriole Wakizashi


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  • Hand forged high-carbon steel

  • Built for cutting

  • Traditional construction

SKU: SH1019

Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £336.00 Incl. Tax: £403.20

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Excl. Tax: £336.00 Incl. Tax: £403.20

Product Description


It has been said that in simplicity lies great beauty, an axiom stunningly validated by the Golden Oriole Wakizashi (SH1019) and katana (SH1018). 

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.

Matching the Paul Chen SH 1018 Golden Oriole Katana, the Wakizashi features a deeply lacquered blue saya and Japanese cotton tsuka-ito, and the Oriole appears again on the koshirae. The blade from the Hanwei factory is hand-forged in high-carbon steel and is edge-tempered to display a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40.Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Hanwei

Total length:  70cm
Blade length:
Grip length:  17cm
Weight:  737g
Blade thickness (base):  0.7cm
Blade thickness (CoP):  0.5cm
Blade width (base):  2.7cm
Blade width (CoP):  1.9cm
Point of Balance (PoB):  10.1cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 

*All sizes & weights are approximate and will vary slightly from piece to piece.


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