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Musha Damascus Shirasaya

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Product Description

From the Musha Collection comes this intricately hand forged Katana Shirasaya, designed to be a minimalist’s dream. Featuring a full tang 1045 high carbon steel blade, this resilient katana is sharp right out of the box.

Traditionally, shirasaya was used to store the Samurai's blade when not in use. This Shirasaya comes with a clean burgundy wood handles, no wraps, no accessories and a simple matching burgundy wood saya. A unique feature on this Shirasaya is the damascus pattern blade, which imparts a uniquely mesmerizing finish.

All Musha swords are able to be fully disassembled. With this Shirasaya, you are free to add any style Tusba, Fuchi, Kashira to make the tsuka you want and make your katana truly unique.

Product Details
  • ColorsBurgundy
  • Materials
    Carbon Steel, Wood
  • OriginChina

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 30 Day
— Razor Sharp
— Maru-Kitae Hand Forged
— Blade Length: 28.5"
— Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.282"
— Blade Hardness: 45-52 HRC
— Blade Finish: Polish
— Handle Material: Wood
— Handle Length: 11"
— Tang: Full
— Overall Length: 41"
— Weight (Oz): 32

Why are Japanese katanas made in China instead of Japan?

It is forged by swordsmiths in China using Japanese techniques. Japanese forged katanas are very hard to export out of Japan as the Japanese government regulates them heavily.

Is the sword true Damascus?

The technique to manufacture "real" Damascus steel has been lost for over 100 years. The Musha shirasaya is a hand forge katana using carbon steel to achieve the Damascus pattern.

Has it been strike tested? If yes, how many strikes can the blade withstand? If no, why not?

It has not been strike tested because a variety of factors go into play. What materials are you striking at? What skill level are you at? It's different if you are cutting tree branches vs cutting metal. Too many unknown variables for us to state how many strikes can the blade stand.

Is it sharpened?

Yes, it is hand-forged to full tang and sharpens. It is ready to cut right out of the box.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    1-2 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation