Kuro Shirasaya Katana

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Product Description

A shirasaya is a type of Japanese sword mount made of plain wood which is intended as a storage for the blade. Kuro translate to ‘black’.

The Kuro Shirasaya Katana is a perfect companion of the Kuro Shirasaya Wakizashi making them a daisho (paired set).

It now has our 2nd Generation 1045 steel blade. The video below shows the difference in flexibility between the 1st Generation and 2nd Generation. The 2nd Gen is more flexible like a 1060 blade.

More subtle wire brushed hamon which looks like a real hamon.

• Blade Material: 2nd Gen 1045 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 27.25 inches
• Tsuka: 10.75 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 39 inches
• Saya: 29.5 inches glossy black lacquered finish
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Wirebrushed midare (irregular) pattern

• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Cannot be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box


  1. JGM Doc Tore

    I initially bought the Kuro Shirasaya (plain black) Katana. After a few weeks, it seemed lonely so I additionally bought the Kuro Shirasaya (plain black) Wakizashi to make it a Daisho (paired long & short sword). After a month, they seemed incomplete so I bought again the Kuro Shirasaya (plain black) Tanto. Of course, I had to display them so I bought the 3-Tiered Katana Kake (all black Sword Rack). After several months, I realized I was still missing 2 other types/sizes (blade lengths) of katanas so I bought the Samurai X Aoshi Shinomori Katana Anime Series (all black Double Kodachi that looks like a Nodachi) including the Shogun Vertical Sword Stand (all black). After a year, they are now all displayed in front of my Yoroi (all black Japanese Armor) that I recently got. ALL OF THESE I bought from “the one & only” On-Line Philippine Samurai Sword store. Obviously, I’m a very happy customer of Geisha’s Blade because of their superior service and high quality products, not to mention excellent information sharing. Do I need to state that I will buy again in the future?!?!?

  2. Bohds7

    Simple yet, I really like it specially when I paired it to Shirasaya, together they were very important part of my win.

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