The Hanwei Koi Katana and Wakizashi have hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blades. The blade is deferentially hardened using the traditional claying method. The Koi Katana and Wakizashi feature black and white accents with 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 and Wakizashi from Hanwei are supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.
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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.
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.
- Koi Katana (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2465
- Koi Wakizashi (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2466
- Premium Sword Stand (Dragon King) – OD52120
Hanwei Koi Katana and Wakizashi Features:
- T10 high carbon steel blade
- Hand forged
- Full tang
- Differentially hardened
- Black iron tsuba with front and back Koi theme
- Matching fuchi and kashira
- White cotton and black rayskin wrapped handle
- Black lacquered saya
- Black and white striped sageo
- Battle ready
- Overall: 44 3/4″
- Blade Length: 28 1/2″
- Handle Length: 14 3/4″
- Weight: 2lb 13oz
- Point of Balance: 5 1/4″
- Sori: 1 1/8″
- Overall: 27 7/8″
- Blade Length: 19 5/8″
- Handle Length: 6 1/2″
- Weight: 1lb 7oz
- Point of Balance: 4 1/4″
- Sori: 1″