By: Paul Chen - Hanwei
The Orchid Katana is as quick as it is beautiful with a relatively light blade of folded K120C and striking koshirae. The hamon is prominent and the hada shows distinct layers. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo is woven from premium Japanese cotton. The tsuba is of blackened iron, with an Orchid and Butterfly decoration inlaid in silver, brass and copper. The saya is deeply lacquered in blue with buffalo horn koiguchi and kurikata. The fuchi, kashira and kojiri are crafted in bronzed iron with silver and gold detailing. The habaki is of one-piece brass construction. The blade features a medium-length (chu) kissaki.
The Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge produce some of the finest quality reproduction swords and accessories to the collector and practitioner communities. You will be hard pressed to find a better combination of quality, performance, design and value than the swords that are hand crafted at the Hanwei forge.
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