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.
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