Martial Arts

Articles


Syndicate content

Bamboo Shirasaya Samurai Sword

Written by Sierra Rein
Bookmark and Share

There is something very graceful about a bamboo Shirasaya Samurai sword. A natural bamboo outside houses a hidden blade of high carbon steel. They can be unsheathed quickly during battle or individual confrontations and have been prevalent in martial arts history since the 1800's.

The Shirasaya sword was created as a method of carrying hidden weaponry. They are also called cane swords, as they were used by Samurai as discreet but secretly deadly walking sticks. They were incredibly useful when the Japanese ruling government banned the Samurai from carrying swords in 1867.

Having an Authentic Bamboo Shirasaya Samurai Sword in Your Home or Office

Many hand-made versions of these original bamboo swords are available for purchase, even if you have never held a sword in your life. These martial arts weapons are usually not for practice or training, however. Instead, they are made as decorative touches to be placed on the wall or on a display holder in an office or room. If you want to train in true sword-work, use a Bokken practice sword instead.

Once you purchase a bamboo Shirasaya Samurai sword and bring it into your home, remember that you are also taking in a huge responsibility. They are considered dangerous weapons and should be handled with care and safety in mind. Never put them within reach of young children, and make sure you know how to handle it yourself.


Bookmark and Share