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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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:iconmaulex5566:
wowww T_T *bows down. would u do another commission? kekek
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:iconshlylea:
mah favorite kind of swords (cause of Kenshin) <3
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:iconjack101yo:
Can i by any chance get the dimensions of the sword :p
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Solvash Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, of course! What exactly would you like to know? <:
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:iconjack101yo:
Umm the blade length, the handle length, the blade width, and the handle width if possible :)
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Solvash 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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:iconjack101yo:
Thanks in advanced
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:iconjack101yo:
Umm sorry could i also have the dimensions of the tsuba?
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Solvash 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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:iconjack101yo:
lol, kk thanks ;P
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