CAS Hanwei SH1018 Golden Oriole Katana Forged steel 28.5" blade
It has been said that in simplicity lies great beauty, an axiom stunningly validated by the Golden Oriole Katana (1018-GT). 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. Unmistakably Hanwei quality, the 14" tsuka of the katana gives a superb balance to the sword, allowing it to move very quickly and very freely. Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.
- Hand forged high-carbon steel blade
- Built for cutting
- Traditional construction
- Blade Length: 28.5"
- Handle Length: 13.75"
- Overall Length: 42.25"
- Weight: 2lb. 3 oz.
- Weight in Box: 6 lb. 1 oz.
- Box Height: 47.75"
- Box Width: 5.5"
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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