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Orchid Katana


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  • Hand forged and folded steel blade

  • Excellent quality

  • Traditional construction

SKU: SH1207

Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £794.60 Incl. Tax: £953.52

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Excl. Tax: £794.60 Incl. Tax: £953.52



Each piece in the Orchid Series (SH1207, SH1208, & SH1209) has a hand-forged & folded K120C powder steel blade, differentially tempered using a traditional claying method to produce an HRC60 edge, HRC40 back. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent and the grain pattern (hada) shows distinct layers.

The saya are deeply lacquered in blue. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo on all three pieces are woven from premium Japanese cotton. The tsuba of the katana and Wakizashi is of blackened iron, with an Orchid and Butterfly decoration inlaid in silver, brass and copper. The scabbard mouth (koiguchi) and cord knob (kurikata) are of buffalo horn, and the fuchi, kashira and kojiri are of blackened bronzed iron with silver and gold detailing.

The blade collar (habaki) is a one-piece brass construction. The katana and Wakizashi feature a medium-length (chu) kissaki. Also available Orchid Katana (SH1207) - Wakisashi (SH1208) - Tanto (SH1209)

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Hanwei

Total length:  103cm
Blade length:  71cm
Grip length:  29cm
Weight:  992g
Blade thickness (base):  0.6cm
Blade thickness (CoP):  0.4cm
Blade width (base):  2.9cm
Blade width (CoP):  2cm
Point of Balance (PoB):  15.2cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 

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


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