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• Traditional Construction
• Differential Heat-Treatment
Forged and Folded Blade
• K120C High-Carbon Steel

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The Orchid Katana is as quick as it is beautiful with a relatively light blade of folded K120C and striking Koshirae. The hamon is prominent and the hada shows distinct layers. The Orchid Katana features a sharpened, hand-forged & folded K120C powder steel blade, differentially tempered using a traditional claying method to produce an HRC60 edge, HRC40 back. It finds its point of balance at 6 inches from the guard. High quality ray skin (Same) is used on the Tsuka, and the Tsuka-ito and Sageo is woven from premium Japanese cotton. The Tsuba is of blackened iron, with an Orchid and Butterfly decoration inlaid in silver, brass and copper. The Saya is deeply lacquered in blue with buffalo horn Koiguchi and Kurikata. The Fuchi, Kashira and Kojiri are crafted in bronzed iron with silver and gold detailing. The Habaki is of one-piece brass construction. The blade features a medium-length (chu) Kissaki.

See Models SH1208 and SH1209 for details of the Orchid Wakizashi and Tanto.

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Overall: 40 1/2"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 11 1/2"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 6"
Width at Guard: 1.17"
Width at Tip: .82"
Thickness at Guard: .24"
Thickness at Tip: .17"
Sori: 3/4"

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

SH1207 Orchid Katana by Cas Hanwei

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