Black Shirasaya Sword
A fixture of Japanese katana and samurai culture, the shirasaya is a sword with a plain handle and sheath. For a Japanese style shirasaya sword with a minimalist, refined design, you may be interested in the Black Shirasaya Sword!
Shirasayas are used when a swordsman believes that his blade will not see action soon or will be on display or stored for an extended period of time. Unlike katanas that are intended for battle, the shirasaya does not have a tsuba, or guard, and no handle wrappings. However, this makes shirasaya swords ideal for display purposes and even as inconspicuous weapons for trained users. Because of its modest, unassuming appearance, the shirasaya katana has even been compared to shikomizue, or concealed Japanese swordstick weapons that would not draw attention in public.
This black shirasaya style sword hearkens back to these traditional ideas with its undecorated black wood sheath and handle. Overall, this elegantly curved shirasaya weighs 2 lbs 6.5 oz. At 40.5" sheathed, this shirasaya sword has a sophisticated matte black finish on its wooden handle and sheath. Unsheathing the 38.75" sword reveals its sharp 27" inch blade with a hamon line and gold colored habaki, or metal collar, at its base. Crafted from high quality 1045 carbon steel, the blade is fitted into a 10.75" handle.
Whether you intend to use this Black Shirasaya Sword for display purposes or as a weapon, it would make a fine addition to your collection of Japanese swords!
Black Shirasaya Sword Highlights:
- Sharp 1045 Carbon Steel Blade
- Classic Shirasaya Design
- Black Finished Wooden Handle and Sheath
- Minimalist Japanese Style
- Gold Colored habaki
- Overall Length (Sheathed): 40.5"
- Sword Length (Unsheathed): 38.75" (approx.)
- Blade Length: 27" (approx.)
- Handle Length: 10.75" (approx.)
- Overall Weight (Sheathed): 2 lbs 6.5 oz (approx.)
- Includes Black Cloth Sword Bag
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