Object Title

Shirasaya

Shirasaya

Object Number

XXVIS.326 C

Physical Description

The blade is in a new shira saya with a new ni ju habaki.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of hilt is 220 mm and the length of scabbard is 680 mm. Weight: shirasaya 0.326 kg

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

There is a note by Deryk Ingham that the blade was originally in a military mount with a split scabbard and damaged leather cover. This mount no longer survives and was probably disposed of before the transfer of the collection to the Royal armouries. Cleaned and oiled March 2006. Suffixed for display purposes on 4th December 2012.