O-Katana Spring Steel Blade in Shirasaya
(TH) in Shirasaya|
Hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel. |
Length (+ Saya)||48"
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished|
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height|
lbs 6 ozs (with fuller)|
above tsuka |
X Wood (Double Pinned)|
Raw Hardwood |
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This is the Cheness O-katana
with through hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel blade mounted in a shirasaya.
Information on the unique blade itself can be found at either the O-Katana Page.
This sword does not come with sword bag or display box... The saya itself is the
"disposable" protective container for the bare blade.
Shirasaya (literal translation: "White scabbard") refers to a plain,
unlacquered, wooden scabbard traditionally used as a basic long term holder for
blades. The wood is
kept raw intentionally to allow for the blade to "breath" through the
scabbard. (Lacquering, painting, or varnishing a shirasaya would defeat the purpose).
We decided to
house this blade in the shirasaya primarily as a storage and transport device
for our bare blades (not as a functional mounting). However, the simple and sleek
look of this sword also makes it a great display piece.
cross section shape of the shirasaya is very different than that of a working
saya. This sword exhibits extremely tight tolerance between the saya and the tsuka
as well as between the tsuka and mekugi as it is mounted first, then finished
as one-piece. The blade is double pinned.
highly durable 9260 Spring Steel blade in the sleek and elegant shirasaya makes
for a wonderful combination at an affordable price.
this sword is fully sharpened as is with our tameshigiri cutters, a blade mounted
in the shirasaya is not intended to be used for cutting (unless you are a member
of yakuza in old Japanese drama movies :p). The shirasaya does not have a tsuba
(hand guard) to prevent the hand from sliding upwards towards the blade, nor does
it have wrapped handle to provide traction. As such, we do not recommend cutting
with this blade until it is properly mounted.
raw wood used is open grained and very porous.. as such it would become dirty
if handled with dirty hands. We suggest washing your hands or wearing gloves before
handling this saya if used for display. The saya may also have absorbed some of
the oils used to protect it from the elements during ocean transport, some of
the oils will be visible from the exterior of the scabbard..
33" O-Katana Blade in Shirasaya
Sale Price: $229.99
33" Cheness 9260 Spring Steel blade mounted in a shirasaya. Made available
for those who would prefer the bare blade to remount themselves or to display
as a unique sword.
in fullered version only.
in Shirasaya (with Bo-hi)|