Shirasaya Katana 9260 Folded Spring Steel with Rosewood Saya & Buffalo Horn tips
9260 Folded Spring Steel Shirasaya Katana. The blade is full tang with Bohi (Blood Groove) and features Rosewood Saya with buffalo horn tips
Sword Type: Shirasaya
Steel Type: 9260 Folded Spring Steel
Blade Length: 72 cm
Handle Length: 25 cm
Blade Width: 3.2 cm
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): Rosewood Saya With Buffalo Horn tips
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a traditional full hand-forged Shirasaya Katana created with 9260 Folded Spring Steel.
The Shirasaya is a full tang blade, double pegged (bamboo Mekugi).
The Blood Groove or Bohi creates good balance and make the sword easier to wield.
Although pliable, a 9260 spring steel Shirasaya is also durable. It can cut through many different targets, which includes bamboo poles and Tatami mats.
The blade has a beautiful grain pattern (HADA) with 8192 layers of steel, making Shirasaya a highly-valued sword because of its craftsmanship. The layers were a result of folding the 9260 Folded Spring Steel repeatedly for 13 times.
9260 Folded Spring Steel Shirasaya
Usually, the exterior section of the Shirasaya was featureless and only had the mekugi ana (peg hole) that secures the tang of the sword. So only the Rosewood Saya With Buffalo Horn tips and handle was visible and appear a lot more like plain wood.
The blade of your Shirasaya Katana weighs 1.3KG. It is 3.2 cm wide, 72 cm long, while its handle length measures 25 cm.
The Rosewood Saya With Buffalo Horn tips is actually the protective covering of your Shirasaya and allow for quick drawing of the blade when utilized for practice cutting or Iaido.
The Shirasaya blade will come sharp by default, but if you want it to be non sharp or instead ultra-sharp, then you may pick your preferred level of sharpness by using the options given during the checkout process.
You can actually further customize the sword to make it more personal by choosing our 100 % free sword engraving on the blade. This could be a name, important dates, some powerful quote or whatever that comes to mind to help make this sword unique and special.
When you are considering what to a meaningful and very special gift, one option is a memorable Shirasaya, which is a very one of a kind piece to be adored.
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