CAS Hanwei SH1018 Golden Oriole Katana. The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Katana have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword.
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The elegantly simple lines of the Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana SH1018 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.
Katana is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.
Golden Oriole katana features
* Overall Length: 42-1/4"
* Blade: 27-1/4"
* Handle: 13-3/4"
* Thickness: .28"
* Weight: 2lbs 3oz