Spring Steel (TH) in Shirasaya
(TH) in Shirasaya
Hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Length (+ Saya)
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs (with fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
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This is a Cheness
through hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel blade (same as
those on Tenchi and Shura) Housed in a shirasaya. Information on
the unique blade itself can be found at either the Tenchi page or
This sword does not come with sword bag or display box... The saya
itself is the "disposable" protective container for the
(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
The highly durable
9260 Spring Steel blade in the sleek and elegant shirasaya makes
for a wonderful combination at an affordable price.
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..
Spring Steel Blade housed in Shirasaya
Sale Price: $199.99
same Cheness 9260 Spring Steel blade from the Tenchi and Shura, housed in a shirasaya
("white" (plain) Scabbard). This is the first of our blade that we felt
deserved to be available in this blade holder (to replace our bare blade). The
shirasaya is raw natural wood with no finish (which prevents the scabbard from
being able to "breath").
in Shirasaya with Fuller (With Bo-hi)|