SHIRASAYA

A shirasaya (白鞘), "white scabbard", is a plain wooden Japanese sword saya (scabbard) and tsuka (hilt), traditionally made of nurizaya wood and 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 because prolonged koshirae mounting harmed the blade, owing to factors such as the lacquered wood retaining moisture and encouraging corrosion.

Such mountings 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. Due to it’s simplicity and elegancy the Shirasya is loved by many collectors and is a must, in every sword collect.

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Japanese Shirasay Katana Handmade Folded Full Tang Pattern Steel Blade Real Samurai Sword

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$269.00

This high quality japanese katana shirasaya is made of highest grade pattern steel. The blade is full tang and heat-treated, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications, suitable for battle. This sword has high..

Japanese Shirasaya Katana Handmade Full Tang Pattern Folded Steel Blue Blade Real Samurai Swords

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$309.00

This high quality japanese katana shirasaya is made of highest grade pattern steel. The blade is full tang and heat-treated to blue color, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications, suitable for battle. This ..

Japanese Shirasaya Wakizashi High-performance Full Handmade T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Samurai Sword

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$429.00

This high quality wakizashi shirasaya is made of T10 carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and flexibil..

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