Golden Oriole


Golden Oriole Katana

1 in stock


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″

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Additional information

Weight 5.9 lbs
Dimensions 47.5 × 6 × 4 in