Ten Ryu TR-025BK
Hand Forged Shirasaya Sword
26.5″ Blade With Blood Groove
13″ Black Wood Handle
Includes Black Cotton Sword Bag
What is a Shirasaya?
The shirasaya is a Japanese sword with a particular mount. While the common Japanese swords have a Saya, a Handguard, and a Handle, the shirasaya merges everything to create the appearance of a single piece of wood.
The shirasaya consists of a Saya and a Tsuka traditionally made of nurizaya wood. The special quality of this wood prevented the blade from sweating while being sheathed, and thus prevented it from rusting.
A factor to emphasize of the shirasaya is that this one is almost completely devoid of decorations. It is simply a wooden stick, and that is where its beauty lies; in its simplicity.
Shirasaya has no carvings or engravings. It has no metal inlays (usually), no hand guards, no silk or other materials. Simply, wood.
The only inlays it has are habaki and mekugi, which are vital pieces when it comes to keeping the sword blade steady in its position.
This is why holding a shirasaya in your hands is a very different experience from holding a conventional sword. The shirasaya’s handle, made of polished wood, provides a different kind of comfort than a normal katana; hard and smooth.
Ten Ryu swords include handmade Japanese katanas and samurai swords for sale. These real swords feature Damascus steel or carbon steel blades, making them very durable and reliable. These swords are great value for money and are totally functional, perfect for practice. These swords feature cord-wrapped handles, designed to provide the user a secure and comfortable grip. Here at Frontier Blades, we offer a wide selection of Ten Ryu samurai swords and Japanese katanas for sale. Scrolls down to view our amazing selection of affordable swords.
TEN RYU – THE GREAT JAPANESE SAMURAI WEAPON
Ten Ryu are prominent amongst the samurai class and are hand forged to provide increased attention to detail. In Japan, the samurai sword is considered a part of the samurai and demands utmost respect by those wielding the blade. These weapons are personalized for each samurai, making each one highly unique.
HANDCRAFTED & HAND FORGED TEN RYU SWORDS
Ten Ryu swords are fully functional swords made with the highest standards. These swords are handcrafted by master swordsmiths who have perfected the craft of forging high-quality swords through generations of sword making. Each Ten Ryu sword is hand forged and heat-treated to craft a sword with optimum strength across the length of the blade. The blade is subsequently cooled to the right temperature to allow an ideal amount of flex across the blade without compromising on the strength. Each blade is then hand sharpened with precision in order to craft a blade that can cut through rough materials cleanly and accurately. Each sword is then hand-fitted to its sheath to maintain the protection of the blade.