Functional Oriental Shirasayas

Traditionally, when a katana was not expected to be used for long periods of time, its mountings were changed out. The tsuba was removed, as were the more classic fittings, they were replaced with plain wood fittings, converting the katana into a shirasaya. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a selection of stunning blades that echo the look of this intriguing sword style. Historically, the shirasaya was not meant for combat, and few katana were actually left this way out of preference - the warrior simply stored the katana this way, and when conflict arose, there was usually time to have the fittings changed out again, to make the katana more suitable for combat. Unlike its historical counterpart, though, these shirasaya are designed to be this way, and thus, are perfectly suitable for use, just as a traditional katana would be. The only difference is that the distinctive and altogether rare form of the shirasaya makes it a more unique part of any warrior collection, as well as a more noteworthy weapon choice when it comes to wielding a blade in sparring or cutting competitions. As shirasaya were often left on display, many also feature ornate carvings and a stunning overall look, and that tradition is kept alive in our selection of functional shirasaya, as many feature stunning details that make them as appealing to look at as they are fun to handle and wield. As a warrior, if you are looking for something that is more distinctive and unique to wield, you cannot go wrong by selecting the katana. But for something even more rare, even more distinctive, you should select, instead, a blade from Dark Knight Armourys functional shirasaya collection. The flash of steel and the unique look of these blades will make them almost unforgettable for all who see them.
Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard
MC-TR-025BK
If you are looking for a traditional Japanese blade with good quality and an affordable price, be sure to check out the Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard. This oriental sword features a classic, minimalist design.
Price: $70.00
Burgundy Wood Shirasaya
MC-RY-3042B
This gorgeous oriental sword makes a fantastic addition to the collection of anyone who loves traditional Japanese blade designs. The Burgundy Wood Shirasaya shows off a lovely red wood handle with real buffalo horn koiguchi.
Price: $400.00
Natural Wood Shirasaya
MC-RY-3042N
This gorgeous oriental sword makes a fantastic addition to the collection of anyone who loves traditional Japanese blade designs. The Natural Wood Shirasaya shows off a lovely pale wood handle with real buffalo horn koiguchi.
Price: $400.00
Natural Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard
MC-TR-025WD
If you are looking for a traditional Japanese blade with good quality and an affordable price, be sure to check out the Natural Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard. This oriental sword features a classic, minimalist design.
Price: $70.00
Shirasaya Katana
ED2020
The Shirasaya Katana is a great functional oriental sword. The Shirasaya Katana has an overall length of 35.5 inches and a blade length of 27 inches. The Shirasaya Katana has a wooden handle and a wooden scabbard is included.
Price: $246.05
Shirasaya Wakizashi
ED2021
The Shirasaya Wakizashi has an overall length of 24 inches and a blade length of 17.25 inches. The Shirasaya Wakizashi has a wooden handle and a wooden scabbard is included. This Shirasaya Wakizashi is a great sword for martial arts.
Price: $170.05

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