Shirasaya Sword Set T10 Clay Tempered Steel
This Shirasaya Sword Set of a Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto is made of T10 Clay Tempered Steel with Rosewood Saya.
Sword Type: Sword Set
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 72/51/32 Centimeters
Handle Length: 25/20/15 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): Rosewood Saya
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This classic Shirasaya sword Set includes the most vital blades for training. A Katana, Wakizashi, and a Tanto are present. These pieces are made with fine materials to ensure each weapon’s strength and solidness.
Dimensions and Measurements for the Shirasaya Set
For the Katana, its blade is 72 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide. It has a Tsuka that is 25 centimeters long, and it weighs a total of 1.4 kilograms
The auxiliary Wakizashi weighs 1.2 kilograms which is lighter than the Katana. Its blade measures 51 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide. For its Tsuka, it is 20 centimeters.
Lastly, the Tanto blade is the lightest at 0.8 kilograms. Its blade is 32 centimeters long, 3.2 centimeters wide, while the Tsuka is 15 centimeters long.
The Blade and its Accessories
The steel used for each blade is T10 clay tempered steel. It is a tough type which makes the weapons really useful and great for practice.
These are all sharpened and functional. Plus, the presence of a Bohi and these being full tang pieces, make them an even better Shirasaya Set.
The Katana, Wakizashi, and Tanto of this Shirasaya Set comes with a rosewood Saya. Other than that, the presence of a silk sword bag to store the blades is also vital to keep these protected.
A Shirasaya is a simple wooden Nihonto consisting of a Saya and Tsuka. A classic Shirasaya is made of Nurizaya wood. It is necessary when the blade wont be used for some time and would be stored.
These were completely featureless, except for the Mekugi Ana. It was needed to secure and set the Nakago. There were times when a Sayagaki or blade information was present.
It was required to have a specialized storage since mounting the Koshirae for extended periods harmed the blade.
Blades of the Samurai
The Katana were the most popular samurai swords due to its curve, build, and ease of use. Hence, the reason why its been used for centuries. Yet in 1876, Japan was developing into civilization, so the Samurai had to put down their swords.
At some point, the army also stopped using the Katana and resorted to modern weapons. It was also when the Shirasaya appeared for a Samurai to keep his treasured swords.
This is a sword with a blade that was shorter than the Katana. The Wakizashi was worn with the latter, an official sign that the wearer was a swordsman. The Katana and Wakizashi pair was called the Daisho.
Generally, the Wakizashi was not only a smaller version of the Katana, it was possible to forge these in a different manner. Plus, they could have different cross sections as well.
The Samurai also carried these blades. There were times when women carried the Tanto called the Kaiken. These were hidden in their Obi for self-defense.
At times, these were worn as Shoto in the place of the Wakizashi in the Daisho pair. Before the Wakizashi and Tanto combination, it was common to see the Japanese Tachi and Tanto pair.
In the advent of the Katana, the Wakizashi became the favored piece of the Samurai in the Daisho.