Shirasaya Katana

(1 customer review)

Product Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remaining stocks of our Shirasaya Katana have darker wood with more visible grains. Please refer to the photos in the gallery. The sword in the middle is our previous stocks, the swords at the top and bottom is what we have available right now. The blade is still the same which is our 2nd Gen 1045 carbon steel blade. The price listed is for one sword only, the 3 swords in the photos are just to show the color comparison.

“Shirasaya” translates to “white scabbard”. It’s a type of Japanese sword mount made of plain wood which is intended as a storage for the blade. A blade with this type of mounting is never intended to be used for cutting due to the lack of tsuba and wrapping on the tsuka (which provides grip on the handle).

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

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 bare wood 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 review for Shirasaya Katana

  1. Tenchu

    This sword is my very first katana. When i held it in my hands, it was very comfortable to weild. Construction is very solid. The blade is much thicker than other fully mounted swords. Thus, this blade is much heavier. I used it once for tameshigiri against a 36″ banana trunk and it went through it flawlessly. You will need extra strength if you plan to use this for tameshigiri as this is quite heavy. Not recommended for cutting hard targets like bamboo. However, with the correct skill set, you can actually use this to cut through tough bamboo species like bambusa blumeana luzonensis and bambusa oldhamii without the blade sustaining any damage whatsoever. Oh, just be careful in hard targets though. Since this is in shirasaya setting, the tsuka has the risk of splitting upon impact with hard targets. Over all, this is a great sword! Worthy of being offered to a temple as a temple sword. 😉

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