Golden Oriole Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

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$1,399.99 $994.99

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Classic Japanese Samurai Sword from Paul Chen

The elegantly simple lines of the Paul Chen / Hanwei Golden Oriole Katana 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.


Key Features:


  • Hand forged high-carbon steel
  • Built for cutting
  • Traditional constructio



Overall: 42 1/4″
Blade Length: 27 1/4″
Handle Length: 14″
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″
Blade Steel: T10

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Additional information



Blade Length


1 review for Golden Oriole Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

  1. Ballzdeep

    Ordering online was quick and efficient but some minor changes can be done. Delivery was fast and on time with FedEx. The katana is beautiful and well made. Weight is light to allow one hand use. A beautiful blade.

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