3 Monkeys

3 monkeys

3 monkeys

The “Three Wise  Monkeys” is a popular symbol of the “See no Evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” proverb popular in many cultures around the world. The proverb itself is thought to have originated in China and was brought to Japan by a Buddhist monk, while the association with the three monkeys appears to be a Japanese play on words. Our Three Monkeys katana and wakizashi are built on the traditional Shinogi Zukuri style blades with Bo-HI intended to reduce the weight and improve balance. These blades are hand forged and differentially clay tempered. The blackened iron tsuba features the “Three Wise Monkeys” in relief. The tsuka is wrapped in brown tsukagawa in the traditional hineri-maki style.