Shirasaya Ninja Sword

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Stem801
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Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by Stem801 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Hello just wondering if this sword is any good ?

I struggle to find swords that look like this which is a shame :(

Heres a link to the sword so you know what i'm talking about lol.

http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3386

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Re: Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by the blade master » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:41 am

IF ITS OWT LIKE THE PAUL CHEN VERSION I HAVE YOUR ONTO
A WINNER THERE

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Re: Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by Mellony » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:31 pm

Strictly speaking though, a Shirasaya is not a sword, lack of a tsuba, wrapped tsuka etc, often its just two pieces of wood pinned round the tang for storage purposes, without tsuka-maki i'm always a bit concerned about strength, not sure how strong this one is, would hate for you to be owning those milk bottles and the tsuka coming apart and the sword flying off somewhere haha, best to ask someone else on here who has one.

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Re: Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by the blade master » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:53 pm

i think you,ll find the tangs are notched to fit precicly into the tsuka then pinned
internally with a peg and epoxied together at least one of the one,s ive had but for
the life of me i cant remember wether it was a masahiro or a musashi i belive musashi
now gose under the name of musa or musha now
mick

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Re: Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by Geordie Ross » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:14 am

I like Shirasaya style blades especially that one as the wood colour is beautiful, they were originally designed to store a blade to protect it I think but they are practical as they do have a single peg, try searching shirasaya into google if you want to see more swords like that but I prefer a real tsuka with all the furniture ect ;)

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Re: Shirasaya Ninja Sword

Post by Loz » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:30 pm

I certainly wouldn't recommend a shirasaya for regular cutting practice but more due to balance and grip issues than due to likelihood of coming apart, though they're certainly not as strong as a traditional katana, if I were going to use one regularly I'd add a wrap of fibre reinforced duct tape for peace of mind and a little more grip but I still wouldn't suggest sweating :)

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