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Shirasaya

#500992
$249.95

This hand-forged Japanese blade is crafted of AISI 1060 high carbon steel. The mune (back of blade) and the ha (edge) is 45° Rockwell and 58° Rockwell respectively. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Made in a 2600-year-old swordmaking center. Overall length of 39-3/8 inches.
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OVERVIEW

This handsome Japanese sword is fitted to a mahogany grip and scabbard that are both endowed with beautiful depth and luster. The hand forged blade is from tempered high carbon AISI 1060 steel. The mune (back of blade) is 45° Rockwell and the ha (edge) is 58° Rockwell. The hamon (temper line) is also real. Comes with certificate of authenticity, full cleaning kit with instruction booklet, and a cloth storage bag. Made in Longquan China, a sword making center for 2600 years.

SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length39-3/8"
Blade Length29"
Blade Width1-1/4"
Blade Thickness1/4"
Weight2lbs/2oz
Material1060 High Carbon Steel
EdgeUnsharpened
SharpeningUnavailable
EngravingUnavailable

REVIEWS

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An Excellent Piece
I received this shirasaya as a gift after many years of sword collecting. I wasn't sure what to expect since there was very little available information about the manufacturer but I was very pleasantly surprised.
The blade is sharpened high carbon steel with fuller and differential hardening. As far as katanas go this is a thicker, heavier example but by no means is it unwieldy. The grip and scabbard are deeply laquered and highly polished.
As a display piece it is a lovely addition. If you intend to train with it, use caution. The grip is so smooth that it could very easily slide out of your hands. If you want to use this sword, I recommend that you replace the grip with the more traditional battle ready fittings. Remember that the mountings of a shirasaya were not intended for combat, but for storing or transporting a blade.
Whatever your intent, this is a fine sword in the Japanese style and a great value for the money.
- Charles, May 02, 2019
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