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A shirasaya is a traditional Japanese sword mounting style that features a plain, unadorned wooden scabbard (saya) and handle (tsuka). Here are the important aspects of a shirasaya:
1. Minimalistic Design
3. Natural Materials
5. Blade Visibility
6. Historical Significance: traditionally used during peacetime when the sword was not in active use. It was commonly employed for storage and preservation of the blade, making it an essential part of a samurai's equipment.
7. Modern Use: Today, shirasaya-style mountings are often favored by collectors, martial artists, and enthusiasts of Japanese swords. The simplicity and elegance of the shirasaya design appeal to those who appreciate the traditional craftsmanship and historical significance of the samurai sword.
Overall, the shirasaya represents a functional and aesthetically understated approach to sword mounting, allowing the beauty and importance of the blade to take center stage.
Hand Made Shirasaya Sword
Clay Tempered Folded Damascus Steel
Full Tang Blade
SHINOGI-ZUKURI Blade Shape
Two bamboo Mekugi (pegs) secure the tang of the blade
Hard Natural Wooden Handle & Saya with bull horn koiguchi
No tsuba (guard)
Brass Habaki (blade collar)
Uses: Iaito / Practice / Display
Overall: 40.9" (103.9cm)
Blade Length: 27.7" (70.4cm)
Handle Length: 10.5" (26.7cm)
*Display stand not included.