Hanwei's Orchid Tanto knife by Paul Chen features a folded K120C steel blade and striking koshirae.
Hanwei's Orchid Tanto knife by Paul Chen features a folded K120C steel blade and striking koshirae. The hamon is prominent and the hada shows distinct layers.
High-quality same (ray skin) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo are woven from premium Japanese cotton. 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 a one-piece brass construction.
The matching Orchid Katana (Product no. SH1207) and Orchid Wakizashi (Product no. SH1208) are also available to complete your collection.
Hand-forged and folded steel blade
Blade material: K120C powder steel
Overall length: approx. 32.4 cm
Blade length: approx. 19 cm
Handle length: approx. 11.4 cm
Weight: approx. 227 g
Point of balance: approx. 2.5 cm from the guard
Blade width at guard: approx. 2.5 cm
Blade thickness at guard: approx. 6 mm
Sori: approx. 0.6 cm
Manufacturer's product no.: SH1209
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
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