The Great Wave Tanto from Paul Chen of Hanwei displays the Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The koshirae are crafted in blackened iron and feature the Tomoe mon.
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The Great Wave Tanto from Paul Chen of Hanwei displays the Tomoe motif used frequently for family crests and shrine decoration. The koshirae are crafted in blackened iron and feature the Tomoe mon. The blade is hand-forged from T10 high-carbon steel and is deferentially hardened to produce a distinctive hamon. The tanto’s tsuka is crafted in ribbed buffalo horn and the saya is deeply lacquered in black. See models SH5004 and SH5002 for the Great Wave Katana and Wakizashi.
High-carbon steel blade
Deeply lacquered black saya
Ribbed buffalo horn
Overall: 11 3/4″
Blade Length: 6 3/4
Handle Length: 4″
Thickness at Guard: .280
Blade Steel: T10
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Hanwei by Paul Chen
Hanwei Swords for SaleHanwei forges some of the most sought after Samurai swords in the world. Led by master sword smith and designer Paul Chen, Hanwei creates authentic handmade swords that are made of the highest grade steel and fittings. The Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge produces the finest quality reproductions swords and accessories to the collector community.Japanese Swords 4 Samurai has been an authorized Hanwei Dealer since 2004