Rangiku Matsumoto's "Haineko" Katana (Rangiku Sword)
Background of Rangiku’s Sword
Rangiku Matsumoto is a member of the Gotei 13, one of the armed forces of the Soul Society in the anime and manga series Bleach. Rangiku’s strength and leadership allowed her to advance within the ranks of the Shinigami, eventually earning the prominent rank of lieutenant in the 10th Division. As a lieutenant, Rangiku is able to communicate with her Zanpakuto sword to wield special abilities when fighting.
The Haineko (trans. "Ash Cat") is the powerful sword which Rangiku uses to fight with Shinigami strength for the fearsome military organization “the Gotei 13.” The true power of her sword activates when she says her command “Growl”. When released, the blade transforms into ash, with hidden tiny blades that Rangiku uses to surround and tear her enemies apart. The Haineko is a black katana with a curved guard in the shape of a cat’s head and a dark red handle, which Haineko keeps clipped onto her waist.
Blunt replica of Rangiku’s Sword
Our carefully crafted real sword is inspired by Rangiku’s katana, including the carbon steel blade (toshin) and its iconic shaped guard (tsuba). This metal replica of the Rangiku 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 Rangiku’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)br>Material: Carbon Steel Blade
Sheath Material: Wood