Onmitsu Shirasaya 隠密

$354.00 No tax

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
2. Practicality
3. Natural Materials
4. Disassembly
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.

Overall: 101cm, 104cm with scabbard
Blade Length: 73cm
Handle Length: 28cm
Blade: 1045 carbon steel
Bo-hi: Yes
Hamon: Yes
Handle & Scabbard: Hardwood

*Display stand not included.

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