The Koi Katana from Paul Chen has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade. The blade on this katana is differentially
hardened using the traditional claying method. The Koi Katana is mounted in black and white and features black same, the
tsuka-ito is made of premium white Japanese cotton. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black and white
striped cotton sageo. 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 Koi katana from Hanwei is supplied with a protective cloth
bag and traditional maintenance kit.
It is said that a Koi swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with bravery not unlike a Samurai warrior. As well, it is said
that if a Koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife, facing its death bravely like a Samurai facing a sword.
Made by Hanwei.
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Overall: 44 3/4"
Blade Length: 28 1/2"
Handle Length: 14 3/4"
Weight: 2lb 13oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/
Sori: 1 1/8"
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.
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