Shirasaya Katana 1095 Folded Steel
This Shirasaya Katana is made of 1095 Folded Steel and comes with Sparkle Black Hardwood Saya
Sword Type: Shirasaya
Steel Type: 1095 Folded Steel
Blade Length: 72 Centimeters
Handle Length: 26 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): N/A
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): N/A
Kashira (Pommel): N/A
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Sparkle Black Hardwood Saya
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This Shirasaya Katana features a fully sharpened blade with a full tang. It is made of 1095 folded carbon steel, making it excellent for cutting practice. The sword also comes with a durable hardwood Saya.
The Dimensions of the Katana Shirasaya
This Katana Shirasaya has a blade that measures 72 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide. The Tsuka has a length of 26 centimeters. The total weight of the Katana Shirasaya is 1.3 kilograms.
The Blade of the Katana Shirasaya and its Accessories
The full Tang blade of this Katana Shirasaya is fully sharpened. This means that it can be used for Tameshigiri. Since the steel of the sword is folded, it produces a subtle Hada on its surface which are beautiful grains. Folding adds to the visual appeal of the sword without affecting its strength or quality.
This Shirasaya Katana comes with sparkle black hardwood Saya. This is where the blade should be stored when not in use. It also includes a silk sword bag.
The Katana and the Daisho
The Katana is among the traditional Japanese swords of the Samurai. It is one of the most prominent weapons of feudal Japan. Its blade was curved and it had a Tsuka that was long enough for two-handed use. It became more popular when changes in warfare happened during the Mongol Invasions of Japan.
Close combat battles became more common which required quick movements. This encouraged the change of the design of the swords. It led to the curved blade of the Katana. This allowed for easier drawing of the sword and short response times for the user.
The Samurai always wore the Katana with a smaller auxiliary sword which was the Wakizashi. Other Samurai warriors paired the Katana with the Tanto. The pair of a small and large sword was known as the Daisho. Only the Samurai had the right to wear these two swords since it represented their power and position in the society.
The Plain Scabbard
The Shirasaya refers to the plain wooden sword that consisted of a simple Saya and Tsuka. It wa made of Nurizaya wood. In English, the word Shirasaya translates to white scabbard since it describes its plain features. This had no fittings but it had the Mekugi pins.
The use of the Shirasaya dates back to feudal Japan. After centuries of conflict, the government established rules to maintain the peace. Along with that, they banned the Samurai class from wearing their swords in public.