It is said that a koi swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with bravery, not unlike a Samurai warrior. It is also said that if a koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife, facing its death bravely like a Samurai facing a sword.
Hanwei’s Koi Katana by Paul Chen has a hand-forged T10 high carbon steel blade which was differentially hardened using a traditional claying method.
This Samurai sword is mounted in black and white and features black same (ray skin). The tsuka-ito is made of premium white Japanese cotton. A finely rendered koi with true front-and-back detail forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued, adding to the aesthetics of the piece. The saya features a deep black lacquer finish with a black and white striped cotton sageo.
The Koi Katana is supplied with a protective cloth bag and a traditional maintenance kit.
The matching Koi Wakizashi (Product no. SH2466) is also available to complete your collection.
Made by Hanwei.
– Forged high-carbon steel blade
– Traditional construction
– Blade material: T10 high-carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 113.7 cm
– Blade length: approx. 72.4 cm
– Handle length: approx. 37.5 cm
– Weight: approx. 1276 g
– Point of balance: approx. 13.3 cm from the guard
– Sori: approx. 2.9 cm