|Please note: This article is about the Ancestral Sword of the Unicorn.. For other uses of the term, please see Hayai (disambiguation).|
|First used by:||Shinjo|
|Currently in the possession of:||Currently unused in Tengoku|
It was a slightly short katana with a handle that was originally carved of pearl and ivory, but the handle had blackened over the years from use. A white tassle hanged from the tsuba, which was changed every time the sword passed to a new user, thus allowing one to know approximately how long any person had wielded the blade by seeing how dark the tassle had become. The saya was simple polished wood bound by leather at the top, middle and bottom and split down the sides so that the edge of the blade never rested on wood.
Hayai was very light; some thought that the blade itself was weightless and only the handle was felt when one wielded the sword. Hayai caused its wielder to be faster in combat, as well as aiming itself at weak points in enemy armor.
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External Links Edit
- Ancestral Sword of Unicorn Clan (Imperial)
- Way of the Unicorn, pp. 108-109
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