They were externally featureless save for the needed mekugi (bamboo pin) to secure the nakago (tang), though sometimes sayagaki (blade information) was also present. The need for specialized storage is because prolonged koshirae mounting harmed the blade, owing to factors such as the lacquered wood retaining moisture and encouraging corrosion.
An unique Shirasaya sword designed by Zhengs is a simple 1095 folded blade with high quality rosewood, and authentic buffalo horn at both sides of the scabbard and handle. Blade is battle ready, fully funcitonal, and capable of tamashigiri (target cutting). The saya itself is the "disposable" protective container for the bare blade. While the handle is double pegged for durability, because the sword lacks a tsuba (hand guard) while the blade itself is more than capable of serious cutting practice, it is recommended as a functional display item as especially during thrusting the hand may slip onto the sharp blade. Blade: The blade has been constructed from forge folded (13 folds), through hardened carbon steel.
The blade comes full tang and sharp. The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length).This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword. This sword is strong enough to cut through a thick bamboo tree with a single strike yet sharp enough to slice paper. Tsuka: The Tsuka (handle) core is high quality rosewood and equipped with an authentic buffalo horn at both ends. The Tang of the sword is secured by two Mekugi (peg).
Saya: The saya is high quality rosewood and equipped with an authentic buffalo horn at both ends. The saya fits seamlessly into the tsuka. (1) The sword comes with a silk sword bag, but the wooden stand is NOT included.Hand Forged 1095 Carbon Steel (13 Folds, 8192 Layers). High quality rosewood with authentic buffalo horns.
Fuchi & Kashira (Collar & Buttcap). Full Tang secured by two mekugi pins.
Your choice of silk sword bag (No Charge): (please note that you will get a random color if you do not specify a type). For custom orders, please note that it would take up to 2-5 days. Other special requests may take more time. Item must be in their original packaging and accessories. No signs of being used, and or scratches.
All presumed defective or wrong items must obtain an authorization before returning. Item must be in their original packaging. The item "Hand Forged Japanese Rosewood Kasshoku Shirasaya Wakizashi Sword Full Tang Sharp" is in sale since Saturday, June 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "kaze99" and is located in HONG KONG.
This item can be shipped worldwide.