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)
Total length: 32cm
*All sizes & weights are approximate and will vary slightly from piece to piece.