Japanse Rosewood Shirasaya Carbon Steel Katana
Approximate Size: Blade Length 71 (cm) / Handle Length 26 (cm)
Weight: 1.3 Kg
Material: 1060 Carbon Steel
Blade: Fully Sharpened
Condition: Brand New
Features of this Shirasaya:
Blade: 1060 Carbon Steel
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): n/a
Tsuka (Handle): high quality rosewood finish
Tang: full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): high quality rose wood Saya
Sword Bag: silk sword bag
This is a fully functional Japanese Katana Shirasaya. The blade of the sword has been constructed from high carbon steel and it is fully sharpened. This blade provides for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from carbon steel, the tempered blade provides the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.
Blade: The blade of the sword has been hand made with High Carbon Steel. The Carbon has been hammered throughout the blade so that it has a universal hardness throughout the entire blade. A bloodline has been added to the top of the blades to decrease the weight of the blades and give audible feedback when swung. The blade also features a kissake, a thin edge already sharpened. It can be used for drills, practice and test cutting (please see cutting test at the bottom of this auction).
Saya (scabbard): The scabbard has been constructed from high quality rosewood with a natural finish. When the sword is sheathed the handle and saya appear to be one solid piece.
Tsuka (handle): The Tsuka core is also made from the same rosewood and it is secured by two mekugi pins.