The big problem is that the A2 ito color in the original stock photos doesn't really look anything like what it turns out to look like in real life.
Here's a pic of the A2 ito from the Custom Katana design page:
And here is what it looks like in 'real life':
As you can see, what at first looks like a nice golden ito turns out to be a rather pumpkin colored orange... Some people might like this sure, but if you were expecting the original ito color shown in the stock photos, you might be in for a bit of a shock...!
Anyway, to rectify this the forge has been scrambling to find something that better suits the stock photos (which really is more a fault of the component supplier than the forge) and we have come up with three alternative ito colors...
The first one is truly quite golden - which I call selection one, looks especially nice with a black same background I think:
The other two still look a little orangey, but not as much as the original color:
Anyway, please have a look at the selections above and let me know as soon as possible what ito color you would prefer. Of course, you can still select the A2 ito color as shown above or any of the other ito colors from the original Custom Katana Selection here - but please confirm your selection as soon as possible as I've had to hold back these particular A2 swords out of the shipment rather than have them come in and lead to surprise or disappointment.