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Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Samurai Katana Sword Sharp

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  • Black shirasaya katana.
  • Carbon steel blade.
  • Brass habaki.
  • Single mekugi bamboo pin.

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Product Description

This is a fully functional handmade shirasaya swordThe Shirasaya is a sword with a very long history in Japanese sword making. The Shirasaya first came into use when the sword smiths needed a place to store their sword blades. The smiths used a wooden sheath to store the sword blades until they could be fitted. Later the shirasaya was used by the Samurai to conceal their swords when sword carrying was banned in Japan. With the arrival of the 21st century the Shirasaya has started to make a come back as a stylized sword.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001L7YC2I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,047 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The blade quality is very good and sharp out of the box.
TAS
Only problem is it came with a small but very noticeable chip on the grip where it slides into the scabbard.
chris mcdaniel
I expect every cent to be going towards the quality of the sword itself.
Some dude

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bradly Weaver on October 13, 2011
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I collect the Musashi/Musha brand swords. This is the first review I'll be making that's less than 5 stars for them, but this is also the first time I purchased one on Amazon.

The blade itself was every bit the fine Musashi quality that I've come to enjoy. There are a couple of things after that, which cause the 3 star rating.

First, the scabbard/sheath, the opening into it was EXTREMELY tight. So tight, that the first time I tried to draw the sword, I had to hold the scabbard between my legs and feet and draw the sword with both hands. With a lot of strain and effort it finally released. I filed and sanded the opening down quite a bit and now it holds properly so that it takes only a light tug to break the hold.

Second, the Habaki (blade collar) isn't flush with the Tsuka (handle/grip). It has a 1/4in gap, which is a first for me with this brand.

Musashi/Musha's quality is usually very high, which I'm comparing with my other 12 Musashi swords. I would like to exchange for a better quality but I would feel it rude to the maker to show them their flaw. I will put this one away and get another with hopes of getting the usual quality swords.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By itellthetruth on July 8, 2011
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So.... i ordered this Shirasaya on the 6th at night like late at night and omfg it came to my door today 2 days later the 8th at 2 in the afternoon and i didn't get any special shipping i am sooo impressed!
Once i opened the package i was blown away even more by the way it had been package! But once i got the box open and pulled out the black bag which was holding the Shirasaya the weight was so realistic so i anticipated opening the bag praying i was not getting my hopes up for a unrealistic piece of crap.... lone behold when i slid the black bag down the sides of the Shirasaya i was blown away by a more perfect version of the pictures shown to us, super shiny black lacquer on nice natural wood the handle tapers in the middle for a better grip and there is a nice snug fit so the Shirasaya blade dose not fall out unexpectedly and cut you because this thing is !SHARP! not a toy! over all i was blown away like 3 or 4 times by ordering this so i would recommend to anybody for the $price$ unbelievable quality and customer service thanks Amazon for doing it once again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Di Bona on December 15, 2013
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Came as advertised.Extremely sharp and oiled. Blade point had grinder marks - dust and residue in oil. Sheath well manufactured, shipped well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian W on February 7, 2013
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Came with a glossy coating that i did not expect. I have had it for a year now and have used it for chopping halloween pumpkins or the occasional water jug. overall i still really enjoy this sword. It may not be completely battle ready but for the price it is worth it for both decoration and light usage
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Redfox on October 31, 2012
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Lots of people complain about this sword and nitpick. I laid this sword down beside a original WWII wakizashi that I have owned since I was 18 years old and this sword exceeds my expectations and is just as good as an original military issue!! This really is an awesome sword for the money and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.!!! Love it!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michael on December 6, 2013
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I love this sword.well crafted.sharp .excellent buy for the money.I use mine to chop 2liter bottles in back yard.got one more I loved so much
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Some dude on December 27, 2012
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Lets start off by saying that the price on Amazon is much cheaper than other sites. If you're going to buy this sword shop around the other sites to compare prices (ie:topswords.com, trueswords.com, etc.)

This is the first sword I've ever purchased so take my review for what it's worth. I've been shopping for a couple months for a nice quality starter blade that would fit my budget before I moved onto collecting some more expensive pieces. I was hesitant to purchase this sword due to the other reviews on here but I took a chance and am overall very pleased at what I received. One of the reviewers even received a used sword so I was praying that wouldn't be me.

The sword I received is brand new with no signs of ANY use on either the blade nor the scabbard/handle. Also of note one other reviewer said the "habaki" blade collar wasn't flush with the handle and that their was a gap. Mine had no such gap.

The cloth bag is ho hum but what would u expect for this price? I expect every cent to be going towards the quality of the sword itself. One thing all the reviewers seemed to agree upon as that the scabbard held the sword pretty tight. This held true for my sword as well. If you pull the scabbard tight to the handle it will be semi difficult to open back up again. I haven't tried sanding or anything yet I'm just hoping with time it will wear down. I'd much rather have it too tight than too loose. The blade itself is spectacular and arrived with a fine coat of oil. The sword is "sharp" but not razor sharp. May require a little work on that.

I have not taken the sword apart yet but plan to soon to care for it. I will update my review if my opinions change.

Hope this helps!
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I was disappointed in this purchase. The blade is sharp but not as sharp as you would expect. You could tell it was a hastily applied machine edge and not hand sharpened as advertised. The wooden pin connecting the handle and the tang stuck out considerably on either side. Which with very little pressure pops right out. You really do get what you pay for.
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