Shirasaya Sword For Sale - Shirasaya Katana For Sale
A shirasaya is a plain wooden Japanese blade mount consisting of a saya scabbard and tsuka hilt, used when a blade was not expected to see use for some time and needed to be stored. They were externally featureless save for the needed mekugi-ana to secure the nakago tang, though sometimes sayagaki blade information was also present. The need for specialized storage is due to the fact that prolonged koshirae mounting harmed the blade, owing to factors such as the lacquered wood retaining moisture and encouraging corrosion.

True shirsaya swords are not intended for actual combat, as the lack of a tsuba guard and proper handle wrappings were deleterious; as such they would likely never make their way onto a battlefield. However, there have been loosely-similar hidden mountings, such as the shikomizue. Also, many blades dating back to earlier Japanese history are today sold in such a format, along with modern-day reproductions.


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Makoto Handmade Shirasaya Japanese Samurai Katana Sharp Sword Burgundy Red


Makoto Handmade Shirasaya Japanese Samurai Katana Sharp Sword Burgundy Red
Sale Price: $44.99

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This is a hand made razor sharp entry level practical shirasaya style katana sword. The Shirasaya first came into use when the sword smiths needed a place to temporarily store their sword blades. Newly forged katana swords were often stored in wooden sheath to store until they could be fitted...


Shinwa Handmade Red Satin Shirasaya Sword


Shinwa Handmade Red Satin Shirasaya Sword
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This Shinwa sword embodies traditional Shirasaya style and grace in a modern day production. It has a hand-forged 28" carbon steel, razor sharp blade that is tempered. The hardwood construction from end-to-end with the red painted finish looks sleek and seamless...



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Shirasaya Sword - Shirasaya Katana
Our version of the Shirasaya Sword for sale is a Shirasaya Katana with a traditional 40 inch guardless Japanese long sword with a reverse curved 27 inch polished, sharpened, and oiled blade that slips tightly into it's matching burgundy rosewood saya scabbard.
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