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Sakabato - Rurouni Kenshin by Solvash Sakabato - Rurouni Kenshin by Solvash
This is the Sakabato, or reverse-edge sword, from the anime/manga series Rurouni Kenshin. It's probably one of the most iconic swords of anime and manga.

I made it as a commission for a friend for his Himura Kenshin cosplay for A-Kon this year. It's made entirely out of various thicknesses of aspen wood. There is also some gold/orange cord for the sageo knot on the sheath; black bias tape for the tsukamaki, handle-wrapping, on the hilt; and some textured paper on the hilt as well. This prop is also able to be fully disassembled, although I didn't give it any seppa. The seppa kind of ruined the sakabato image.

This was also the first time I made a sheath for a full length katana and I am quite proud of it. Although the sageo I put on it I made up completely as I couldn't find any references on how to tie the version in the anime and I wasn't able to figure it out on my own. =/

Anyway, enjoy~
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maulex5566 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
wowww T_T *bows down. would u do another commission? kekek
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Shlylea Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
mah favorite kind of swords (cause of Kenshin) <3
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Jack101yo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Can i by any chance get the dimensions of the sword :p
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Solvash Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, of course! What exactly would you like to know? <:
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Jack101yo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Umm the blade length, the handle length, the blade width, and the handle width if possible :)
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Solvash Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Blade Length: 39 inches with Habaki. (The habaki is the bronze piece on the bottom part of the blade.)
Handle Length: 10 or so inches, the pommel cap added a little.
Blade Width: It actually tapers from 1 1/8 inches from the bottom to 1 inch at the top.
Handle Width: 1 1/2 inches
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Jack101yo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thanks in advanced
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Jack101yo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Umm sorry could i also have the dimensions of the tsuba?
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Solvash Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you want the message to show up in their inbox you need to reply to the person, not yourself. Hahahaha... Luckily I came to this page to make sure.
And the tsuba had a diameter of 3.5 inches and was 1/4 inch thick.
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Jack101yo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
lol, kk thanks ;P
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