The blade of the Tonbo katana by Hanwei is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is a deep black lacquer featuring gold dragonflies. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium purple Japanese cotton. The tsuba of the Tonbo Katana is crafted in black iron, with detailing in gold and bronze and an exquisite dragonfly scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments this piece and is elegently woven in dark blue and black. The fuchi and kashira are black and with bronze and brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.
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The set comes with a premium sword stand from Dragon King. This stand looks great with all Dragon King and Paul Chen Hanwei daishu (sword pair) of katana/wakizashi. Each support rail is lined for the protection of the saya finish. This Double Sword Stand is black lacquered for universal decor versatility.
Tonbo is Japanese for “dragonfly”. The etymology of the word suggests that it was likely derived from the word “Tonbogiri” (蜻蛉切) which is a cutting spear. The first 2 characters mean “dragonfly” and the third one means “cut”. This was the weapon of choice for a Japense general (Honda Tadakatsu) who is said to have fought in over 100 battles without taking a single wound.
- Tonbo Katana (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2469
- Tonbo Wakizashi (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2470
- Premium Sword Stand (Dragon King) – OD52120
Hanwei Tonbo Katana and Wakizashi Features:
- Hand forged and folded K120C powder steel blade
- Authentic hamon
- Blackened iron tsuba with dragonlfly in gold and bronze
- Purple Japanese cotton tsuka ito
- High quality rayskin used on handle
- Black iron fuchi and kashira with bronze and gold dragonfly
- Black lacquered saya with gold dragonfly motif
- Battle ready – Fully functional
- Overall: 42 1/8″
- Blade Length: 28″
- Handle Length: 12 1/2″
- Weight: 2lb 5oz
- Point of Balance: 4 5/8″
- Sori: 1″
- Overall: 27 34″
- Weight: 1 lb 7.4 oz
- Handle 5 1/2″