This handmade Japanese Koi Carp katana is another from our impressively low cost and affordable sword range. Luckily it’s traditionally hand forged and thus exempt from the ban on swords over 50cm with curved blades. Undeniably a factor when choosing a sword!
It’s well balanced, sharp and ready to use. You’ll find it excellent in hand and a dream to use. We always recommend milk cartons filled with water for an easy way to start test cutting. Of course, that’s at your own risk. Still, it’s a lot of fun!
The awesome Japanese sword blade
This Japanese Koi Carp katana comes with a 72cm medium carbon steel blade. The sword measures 102cm overall with a 7mm thick spine. Notably this means it’ll reduce bending if your swing isn’t perfect. The blade includes a fuller or ‘bo-hi’ in Japanese that will whistle when swung with perfect alignment. You’ll find that the distinctive wire brushed faux hamon adds to the authentic appearance of this Japanese sword. If you’re looking for an impressive display item, that doubles as a functional sword – this is the piece for you.
To keep you your hands safe, a Japanese Koi Carp design ‘tsuba’ or handguard is placed between the handle (‘tsuka’) and the blade which matches the design on the sheath nicely. The handle is suitable for both single and dual handed use. It comes complete with traditional black cotton handle wrap over faux ‘same’ rayskin. It’s comfortable and grippy yet won’t cause any hot spots over time. The handle is double pinned onto the full tang of the blade too. No detail has been missed!
A blue shiny lacquered sheath keeps the blade safe while not in use and looks incredible while doing so. Plus it’s finished with a beautifully colourful Koi Carp design. It comes with the traditional securing cord known as a sageo too for where the Samurai would attach the sword to their belt. Consequently, this can be used for Iaido practice where wanted.
Total Length: 102 cm
Blade Length: 72 cm
Material: Medium Carbon Steel
Fittings: Brass / Zinc Alloy
Traditionally Hand Forged
Blue Lacquered Sheath with Koi Carp Design