Golden Oriole Katana

Golden Oriole Katana

Regular price $ 990.00

The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. 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
- Built for cutting
- Traditional construction


- Overall length: 42 1/4"
- Blade length: 27 1/4"
- Handle length: 13 3/4"
- Weight: 2lb 3oz
- Point of Balance: 4"
- Width at Guard: 1.16"
- Width at Tip: .85"
- Thickness at Guard: .32"
- Thickness at Tip: .26"
- Sori: 3/4"
- Weight in box: 6lb 1oz
- Box height: 47 3/4"
- Box width: 5 1/2"