The Naruto anime franchise is arguably one of the most influential anime shows and it owes part of its popularity to its legendary katana samurai swords. Sasuke Uchiha’s sword is among the more memorable ones because of the character’s appeal and his weapon’s innate abilities.
You won’t have to train under Kakashi or fight Orochimaru to pay homage to Sasuke because these top of the line ninja sword replicas will help you embrace your inner hero.
Sasuke’s Sword Is Called Kusanagi
Each of the show’s main cast members have a signature weapon. So, while Sakura has her kunai throwing knives, Sasuke has a sword called Kusanagi.
Kusanagi is a legendary sword that Sasuke channels his lightning chakra with. This gives the sword a supernatural sharpness that lets it cut through just about anything. That said, the sword breaks from Japanese tradition, because unlike traditional Japanese swords, Sasuke’s sword has a straight blade with a single edge.
This specific sword design is known as a chokuto which was derived from ancient Chinese designs. Compared to other anime swords, Sasuke’s kusanagi is easily recognizable because of the blade’s shape.
Kusanagi Is Based On A Mythological Japanese Katana
The Sword of Kusanagi is based on a Japanese legend that tells of a handmade sword used by the emperors of Japan. Its name roughly translates to “grass cutting sword”. Susanoo obtained the sword after slaying a monster and offered it to his sister, Amaterasu, who is said to be the ancestor of the Japanese Imperial family.
3 Great Sasuke Sword Replicas to Checkout
No Sasuke cosplay would be complete without a believable sword replica. These replicas can be made of wood or stainless steel, but either way, they’ll make a great addition to your Naruto Shippudenmerch collection.
Black Kusanagi Sword
The Black Kusanagi sword is a minimalistic chokuto with no tsuba and a saya that blends seamlessly with the sword’s handle, giving it an indistinguishable appearance. Despite its looks, this powerful sword has helped Sasuke go toe-to-toe with Itachi Uchiha.
Though it doesn’t have powers, this replica sword is an exact copy of the one shown in the anime. It features a small Uchiha clan symbol on the handle as a nod to Sasuke’s heritage.
Sasuke’s sword started out black, but after a fight between him and Naruto , the sword turned white to reflect the next chapter of his character arc — his redemption story.
The sword has the same straight, single-edged blade as the original black sword and also shows two Uchiha symbols, one on each side of the handle. This chokuto has an all-white scabbard and handle, giving it an even cleaner look than the original black sword.
Length: 101 cm
Material: Stainless steel
Sasuke’s Sword In Boruto
Sasuke’s sword goes through its biggest transformation yet in the Boruto sequel series. While it remains a chokuto, the sword comes with a bright red sheath and has a gold tsuba that separates the blade from the white handle.
This replica of Sasuke’s sword from Boruto has a more traditional katana-like look with the exception of the lack of a diamond pattern on the handle.
Length: 105 cm
Material: Stainless steel
Sasuke Uchiha’s Sword of Kusanagi is a sword worthy of a legendary wielder. Inspired by a sword of mythical origins, the blade boosts Sasuke’s power so he can duke it out with the Naruto franchise’s biggest bad guys. Feed your inner Uchiha warrior with a quality sword replica that doubles as a cosplay prop.
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