The Shirasaya Samurai Katana is a self defense weapon inspired by the sword used by ancient Samurais, the military nobility of early-modern Japan. On the other hand, shirasaya refers to the plain undecorated wooden mounting where the sword is stored when not in use.
The Shirasaya Samurai Katana featured here has a total measurement of 42 inches. The blade of this self defense weapon is made of high carbon steel. Then, its scabbard is composed of rosewood.
Shirasaya Samurai Katana Self Defense Weapon Advantages
The Shirasaya Samurai Katana has a minimalistic design but with deadly potentials. A slice of the self defense weapon using its sharp edge or a stab using its pointed tip will surely open up a nasty wound that will result to excessive bleeding and even death when it hits a major vein, artery or any internal organ. According to some users, the blade of the sword is so sharp that it passed the paper cutting test with ease.
This will also put you on a strategic advantage when your opponent is unarmed or wielding a short weapon such as a knife due to the long reach it provides. You will stand a chance too against and attacker armed with a long melee weapon such as lead pipe, bat or baton.
Shirasaya Samurai Katana Self Defense Weapon Disadvantages
The katana has a higher probability of killing its target than other self defense weapons. So, if you are not comfortable with that, you should opt for something less lethal like a bat.
The smooth wooden grip of the sword can be slippery as well especially if you have sweaty palms. There is a tendency for your palm to slide from the handle to the blade when not properly held while stabbing. In addition, the tip of the blade has the tendency to chip off when it strikes a hard object such as concrete or metal.
The Shirasaya Samurai Katana is a great self defense weapon due to its deadly potentials masked by its minimalistic design. This is definitely a must-have in every home.
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