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"