Paper Cranes Daisho

Paul Chen is now making its own Tamahagane steel, resulting in one of the most valued achievements of Paul Chen/Hanwei history – the Paper Crane daisho.  The Paul Chen Paper Crane daisho are a remarkable mastery of Paul Chen’s sword making arts.  The Daisho’s name reflects on origami cranes which decorate the Tsuba plus Fuchi/Kashira.  These swords represent the Japanese theater with thespian masks on the Menuki.

A Tatara is built and fired with charcoal, which creates an extremely pure steel from iron sand, also known as “Kera.”  It is broken into high (“skin”) and low (“core”) carbon steel pieces.  The skin is forged/folded and then wrapped around the core.  The result is forged into a blade.  The Hada and white particles of the Hamon are formed by careful heat treating and polishing.  The result is an astonishing, fully functional blade.

The Paper Crane Katana and Paper Crane Wakizashi are two exciting elements of this fantastic set.  Each featuring a hand woven silk Sageo, these swords are truly elegant pieces.  The Saya of the Katana features a Kozuka, which is a small knife, whereas the Saya of the Wakizashi houses a Kogai – a hair pick!

Paper Crane Katana

Paper Crane Katana Specs:

Overall length:  39 ¼”
Blade length:  28”
Handle length:   10 ¼”
Weight:  2lb 5oz

-> Buy a Paper Crane Katana <-

Paper Crane Wakizashi

Paper Crane Wakizashi Specs:

Overall length:  26 ½”
Blade length:  18 ¾”
Handle length:   6 ½”
Weight:  1lb 10oz

-> Buy a Paper Crane Wakizashi <-

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