Rurouni Kenshin Reverse Blade Katana


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  • 25-1/2" false-edged blade
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Imitation ray skin handle
  • Black cord wrappings
  • Cast metal alloy embellishments
  • Includes matching scabbard
  • 38" overall length

Himura Kenshin's Reverse Blade Katana measures 38" in overall with a 25 1/2" reverse edged blade.

A former Imperialist assassin, Kenshin grieves for the lives he has taken. He vowed to never kill again, and traded in his katana and wakizashi for a reverse-bladed sword. Also known as sakabatō, the reverse blade sword was given to Kenshin by a master swordsmith named Shakku.

About the Rurouni Kenshin manga:
Rurouni Kenshin is a set of manga and anime series created by artist Nobuhiro Watsuki, set during the early years of the Meiji period in Japan. The English versions of the OVAs as well as the movie are sold under the Samurai X name.

The series tells the story of Himura Kenshin, who ten years prior was known as the Battōsai (Battōsai in the English manga and as Battousai in the English anime), a Hitokiri (or "assassin," translated as "manslayer" in the American release of the anime) who helped bring about the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate which ushered in the Meiji period. As a result, he is often sought after by people who want to either hire him for his skills, or kill him as revenge for his past deeds. Kenshin himself grieves for the lives he's taken, and has vowed that he will never kill again.

The manga originally appeared in the Japanese Shonen Jump Weekly Anthology, and the completed work consists of 28 tankōbon volumes. The United States release of the manga is being handled by VIZ Media. Rurouni Kenshin is subtitled Wandering Samurai in some English releases. The name is sometimes abbreviated as "RuroKen." Click here for a list of rurouni kenshin manga chapters.

In Brazil, Rurouni Kenshin was published by "Editora JBC" in 56 volumes (each volume is a half of the original tankōbon), maintaining its original Japanese manga reading format (from the top-right corner to the bottom-left corner of the book). Yahiko no Sakabatō was released by the same publisher in July 10th of 2004, during an event that gathers anime, manga and games fans from all over Brazil called "Anime Friends", which is held every year in São Paulo. Kenshin Kaden, a Rurouni Kenshin encyclopedia was also released by the same publisher in November of 2004.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.73 out of 5
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Dec 07, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Best sword

I love the sword but it was not sharpen


Sep 05, 2016
(4 out of 5)

I really love the sword it was for my son he loved it!


Judith Kovacs
Mar 12, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Great Sword !

Buy! Buy! Buy ! Its Great :)


Jalen A
Jun 16, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Decent sword for the price, sturdy blade doesn't shake or rattle, scabbard fits tight over the sword and won't fall off, but the blade rattles in the scabbard a little bit. Also didn't come sharpened, which I expect, but with the blade was very difficult to sharpen on top of that. Overall good for the price


Aaron Waid
Dec 11, 2014
(1 out of 5)

The blade is two inches shorter than advertised and has grinding marks on the tip. Also instead of a curve leading to the tip, there is a straight sharp angle. It looks like someone broke the end of the sword and hurriedly and shoddily tried to fix it by grinding a new tip
Response: Hi Aaron, We apologize that the measurement was incorrect for the blade of this sword. I am updating the copy for this item right now. Thank you for taking the time to point out this error to us and giving us the opportunity to correct it. But if you are not satisfied with the product, you may return an item within 60 days of purchase. You can contact us at 1-800-735-3326 to obtain a return label for your package. Thanks!


cody c
Oct 08, 2014
(3 out of 5)

I don't exactly know what to give this sword as far as stars go. Its really cool,its sturdy, and very nice for the price. I would give it 5 stars, IF the reverse blade was sharpened. I find that the description of the product should include that it is an unsharpened blade. So for me- 3 stars. If you don't want a sharp blade then it is a 5 star- easy.


sarah le
Jul 05, 2014
(5 out of 5)

Love the sword!!!! You cannot beat the price. Shipping came in super duper quick :) True swords has the most amazing customer service if you ever have a question or concern.


Troy Vasser
Mar 11, 2014
(4 out of 5)

The sword is very nice light easy to handle. Drawing it gets easier with us. My personal banding on the handles was a bit frayed and the blade looks off center just a tad. You the only way i noticed was the blades had pieces of the guard on the blade. I have bought other swords here and I personally endorse the place. I think I may have gotten one of the rare very rare blades that seems off. In the sheath it is beautiful.


Bradley Perez
Dec 25, 2012
(5 out of 5)

The sword is not for me nor do I care for the reverse blade. However after receiving it and getting a close look it is a beautiful sword. The handle is firm and the blade is flawless. The uniqueness is something I'm going to have to add to my collection...


Daniel Kienle
Apr 29, 2012
(5 out of 5)

The saya was chipped but its not like anybody will notice it if its small, mine was a couple of inches but besides that its good for display. The blade was blunt on one side and a little dull on the other, but the tip is a bit sharp. Anyway the sword is good overall.


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