Reverse Blade Katana – Rurouni Kenshin – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED

Welcome back anime lovers. Today e recreate the reverse blade from Rurouni Kenshin.

The sakabatō (逆刃刀) is a type of katana from Rurouni Kenshin, wielded by Himura Kenshin. It is a “reverse-edge sword”, translated in the English-language dub as a “reverse blade sword”. Some companies have created true replicas of the sakabatō. The sharpened edge is the inward curved, longer side of the blade – the opposite of a standard katana – making it extremely difficult to kill an opponent; it generally knocks the wielder’s enemies “senseless” rather than killing them.[5] The only way for the sakabatō to cut is to rotate the hilt by 180 degrees within the hand, thus holding the sword backwards. The sakabatō symbolises Kenshin’s oath not to kill again.

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