Kuchiki Byakuya's "Senbonzakura" Katana (Byakuya Sword)
Background of Byakuya
Kuchiki Byakuya is a member of the Kuchiki Clan and is descended from one of the four most revered Noble Houses in the anime and manga series Bleach. As a member of nobility, Byakuya is considered one of the “True First” (Shoichi) of Soul Society, who are entrusted with the important task of protecting the history of the afterlife. Byakuya quickly advanced within the ranks of the Shinigami, earning the prominent position of captain of the 6th Division in the Soul Society’s army, the Gotei 13.
The Senbonzakura (trans. “Thousand Cherry Blossoms”) is Byakuya’s trademark Zanpakuto sword which he uses to fight for the widely feared army, “the Gotei 13.” His sword’s true power is activated when he says his signature command “Scatter”. The sword has the special ability to blast deadly blade fragments, which reflect light to resemble the appearance of a cherry blossom petal. Byakuya possesses the powerful ability to control these blade fragments, which can shred his opponents upon impact. The Senbonzakura has a cross-shaped guard, lavender wrapping on the handle and a white coloured sheath.
Blunt replica of Byakuya’s Sword
Our carefully crafted real sword is inspired by Byakuya’s katana, including the carbon steel blade (toshin) and its iconic shaped guard (tsuba). This metal replica of the Byakuya sword is 101 cm (40 in) long and comes with a wooden sheath (saya). The blade is blunted and an ideal home decoration or cosplay photoshoot accessory.
Specifications of Byakuya’s Sword
Blade Length: 68.5 cm (27 in)
Blade Width: 0.5 cm (0.2 in)
Overall Length: 101 cm (40 in)
Guard dimensions: 10 cm x 7.5 cm (4 in x 3 in)
Weight: 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Material: Carbon Steel Blade
Sheath Material: Wood