SBG "The Oyabun" Shirasaya
SOLD OUT & DISCONTINUED
Discontinued item - replaced by the Oyabun Mk II.
A unique Shirasaya sword designed by Paul Southren as a homage to Yakuza (Japanese gangester) movies from the 1960s onwardsm, the Oyabun ("Godfather") is a simple T10, differentially hardened blade with black lacquered fittings, a stylized Dragon Horimono engraving on the blade and Dragon etching on the saya (the Dragon is a common Yakuza motif).
As mentioned, the 28” blade of these swords is that of the standard SBG custom Katana – i.e. differentially T10 tool steel with a natural hamon, something that our forge has been doing for years and have really perfected. While the handle is double pegged for durability, because the sword lacks a handguard while the blade itself is more than capable of serious cutting practice, it is recommended as a functional display item as especially during thrusting the hand may slip onto the razor sharp blade...
Only 10pcs available, with FREE shipping in the USA and Canada - get one while you can!
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Featured positive reviews:
The artwork on the blade is beautifully done, and as for the art on the scabbard it's a very nice touch. The weight of the sword is actually lighter than expected. But the only draw back is that the blade was not razor sharp upon arrival, it had metal particles or rather burrs on the edge that would need some touch-up. Other wise this is a very nice and elegant sword. Can't wait to sever some targets with it... well after a good sharpening that is.