CAS Hanwei Hanwei - Kami Wakizashi

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Each piece in the Kami Series (SH1201, SH1202, SH1203) has a hand forged & folded K120C powder steel blade, differentially tempered using a traditional claying method to produce an HRC60 edge, HRC40 back. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent and the grain pattern (hada) shows distinct layers. The saya are deeply lacquered in red, with a ring carved black lacquered section from the mouth of the scabbard (koiguchi) past the cord knob (kurikata). The ray skin (same) used on the tsuka is of the highest quality, and the tsuka-ito on the katana & wakizashi and the sageo on all three pieces are woven from best quality Japanese silk. The fittings (koshirae) are all made from blackened bronze, with decoration in relief and selective detailing of copper, silver and gold. The tsuba of the katana and wakizashi, depicting a Kami (Guardian Deity), is made from hardened blackened copper, with silver and gold detailing. The blade collar (habaki) is a two-piece construction, the inner section being copper and the outer section gold plated brass. Above the habaki, the blades are carved with a hand engraved horimono from the Edo period depicting the Buddhist deity of perseverance, Fudo Myoo, brandishing his sword to cut through ignorance and illusion. The blades (nagasa) of all three pieces are grooved (bo-hi) on both sides, and each piece features a long o-kissaki.


~ Overall Length: 26"

~ Blade: 18-1/2"

~ Handle: 6-1/4"

~ Thickness: .270"

  • Weight: 1lbs 8oz
Catalog Number: 313252
Knife Type Fixed Blade

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