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Orchid Tantō


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  • Hand forged and folded steel blade

  • Excellent quality

  • Traditional construction

SKU: SH1209

Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £420.50 Incl. Tax: £504.60

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Excl. Tax: £420.50 Incl. Tax: £504.60



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 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. Also available Orchid Katana (SH1207) - Wakisashi (SH1208) - Tanto (SH1209)

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Hanwei

Total length:  32cm
Blade length:  19cm
Grip length:  11cm
Weight:  226g
Blade thickness (base):  0.6cm
Blade thickness (CoP): 
Blade width (base):  2.5cm
Blade width (CoP): 
Point of Balance (PoB):  2.5cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 

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


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