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.
--- Also Available in Black Lacquer Finish
Includes black cotton sword bag.
Stands sold separately.
As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.