Shirasaya Katana / Black Finish

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  • Shirasaya Katana / Black Finish
  • Shirasaya Katana / Black Finish
  • Shirasaya Katana / Black Finish

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This listing is for 1x Sword - Katana Shirasaya

The "Shirasaya" is a traditional sword of Japan. Essentially it is actually more a "case" that a sword. Its purpose is to hold the blade and keep it safe from the elements, if it did not have full traditional fittings, hand-guard, bindings etc. It can still function as a sword to some degree, though not suited to heavy cutting practice and extended use, due to minimal fit out. 

Many old and modern blades are sold as shirasaya. Much of the appeal is its minimalist sleek look. A cool "sword" indeed!, and definitely a fav' here at Superior Swords. 

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  • Razor Sharp, Handmade Blade. Correctly tempered by Artisan Smiths.
  • Full thickness blade, with traditional Japanese style polish.
  • High Gloss Black lacquered Finished Sheath and handle.
  • Curved Katana blade, mounted in sleek near seamless traditional 'Shirasaya' style.

  • --- Also Available in Black Lacquer Finish


  • Sheathed Length- 1035mm
  • Drawn Length- 1025mm
  • Blade Length- 725mm
  • Hilt Length- 280mm
  • Sheathed Weight- 1190g
  • Drawn Weight- 990g


  • Blade – 1045AISI
  • Construction – Mono Tempered
  • Hamon – Etched
  • Tang – Full, Double Pegged
  • Tuska – Timber Black Gloss lacquer
  • Saya – Timber Black Gloss lacquer

  • Includes black cotton sword bag.

    Stands sold separately.

    As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.

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    1 Review

    • 5
      Black sword

      Posted by Ben on 6th Jul 2020

      looks awesome feels great and nicely made.

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