Hardened 9260 in Shirasaya
DH in Shirasaya (with real natural hamon)
hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Length (+ Saya)
Clay Hardened, Water Quenched
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs (with fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
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This is a Cheness
differentially hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel blade (same
as those on the Kaze) Housed in a shirasaya. Information on the
unique blade itself can be found at the Kaze Page.
This sword does not come with sword bag or display box... The saya
itself is the "disposable" protective container for the
bare blade. (Sword stand will still be included for free).
(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
The 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
beautiful natural hamon on the differentially hardened 9260 Spring
Steel blade allows for it to be further brought out by etching or
polishing the steel. This sword is made as a means to make our 9260
DH available in a near-bareblade format. Allowing for customizing,
projects, and experiments. (Following photos are from a re-worked
9260 DH by Christian Beer.)
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.
The 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..
9260 Differentially Hardened blade in Shirasaya
Sale Price: $249.99
OUT (as of 11/30) !!
This is our lastest
Shirasaya. Made in response to a demand for the Kaze blade in an unmounted
format for customization and display. The blade is made of differentially
hardened 9260 with a natural hamon.
Available in non-fullered
DH in Shirasaya (No Bo-hi)