Kaeru (Frog) Wakizashi
The Kaeru (Frog) Wakizashi from Hanwei is a hand-forged and folded K120C powder steel katana with a magnificent finish.
The blade of the Kaeru wakizashi is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is deeply lacquered in black. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium dark blue Japanese cotton. The tsuba is crafted in blackened iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a frog on lily pad scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments the theme of the Frog and is elegently woven in dark blue and moss green. The fuchi and kashira are of black with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.
Hand forged and folded steel blade
Overall: 70,49 cm , 27,75"
Blade Length: 50,17 cm, 19.75"
Handle Length: 15,24 , 6"
Weight: 648 gram, 1lb 7oz
Blade Steel: K120C
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.