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Paper Crane Katana

The Paper Crane Katana is without doubt the greatest achievement in sword making artistry yet available from Hanwei. The blade is crafted from Hanwei's own Tamahagane steel while the fittings reflect the atmosphere of the Japanese theater. The Katanas name stems from the origami (the art of paper folding) cranes that decorate the striking tsuba and fuchi/kashira, all of which feature highly-prized nanako or stippled backgrounds.

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Paper Crane Katana

  • Blade material: Tamahagane steel
  • Overall length: approx. 99.7 cm
  • Blade length: approx. 71.1 cm
  • Handle length: approx. 26 cm
  • Weight: approx. 1042 g
  • Point of balance: approx. 10.3 cm from the guard
  • Blade width at guard: approx. 3.1 cm
  • Blade thickness at guard: approx. 6 mm
  • Blade thickness at tip: approx. 4 mm
  • Manufacturer´s product no.: SH2294
  • Specs may slightly vary from exemplar to exemplar.

The menuki feature thespian masks, a symbol shared by the Japanese theater and its western counterpart. The saya houses a kozuka. The kozuka is decorated with musical instruments of the theater. The Paper Crane theme is carried to the outstanding hand woven silk sageo, the result of many hours of skilled work on a hand loom. Tamahagane steel is made by building and firing a tatara, the traditional Japanese sword-steel smelter.

This charcoal-fired furnace produces a very pure steel from iron sand, and this steel kera or bloom can be broken and separated into high- and low-carbon pieces, which respectively form the skin steel and core steel of the blade.

The skin steel is forged and folded repeatedly, to remove slag inclusions and voids and is then wrapped around the core steel before the resulting billet is forged into a blade, traditionally referred to as kobuse construction.

Careful heat treating, shaping and polishing reveals the tight hada or layer pattern of the blade and the white particles of the hamon or temper line.

While this process results in the aesthetic qualities much admired by collectors it also produces a very functional blade, as the high carbon content of the skin steel makes a very hard edge possible while the softer core steel gives the blade its resilience and ability to absorb shock. Premium Quality made by Hanwei.

Key features:

  • Tamahagane steel blade
  • Superior hamon and polish

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