Sakabato Reverse Blade Sword - Rurouni Kenshin Replica

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We are incredibly proud of our craftsmanship. Thus, we offer a lifetime guarantee on ALL our swords. If ever you have issues with our blades, simply give us a shout. We will repair or replace your sword for no charge. We send our products through verified shipping to ensure safe and reliable handling; if somehow your sword is not delivered, we will refund you 100% the cost.

This is a remarkable reverse blade sword that will impress any collector or martial arts enthusiast. This sword is based on the Sakabato, a unique type of katana that has a reverse edge blade, also known as a "backwards blade," that is designed to allow the user to strike with the blunt side while keeping the sharp edge hidden. This feature makes the Sakabato an excellent choice for practicing martial arts techniques while minimizing the risk of injury.

The blade of this Rurouni Kenshin sword is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel, a premium material that is known for its strength, durability, and ability to hold a sharp edge. The blade is 28 inches long and has a thickness of 7mm, which provides a perfect balance of weight and maneuverability. Additionally, the blade of this Kenshin sword has been heat-treated and clay tempered to ensure optimal performance.

The blade is full tang with hand engraved Mei (Signature). This Rurouni Kenshin reverse blade katana is fully functional and battle ready. The Sakabato sword comes with a dark red lacquered hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, iron and alloy fittings, and genuine rayskin. This reverse blade sword is suitable for dojo and iaito use, gifts, cutting practice, and display. This Kenshin sword is durable enough for cutting tameshigiri, bamboo, bones, and iron wire.

This Rurouni Kenshin sword is a stunning and unique weapon that is perfect for collectors, martial arts enthusiasts, or anyone looking for a high-quality, handcrafted sword. With its exceptional craftsmanship, premium materials, and unique blade design, this reverse blade sword is sure to be the centerpiece of any collection or training session.

  • Functional Replica of Kenshin's Sword from Rurouni Kenshin
  • Hand Sharpened, Full Tang, Battle Ready Sword
  • Hand Forged 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Reverse Cutting Edge (Sakabatō)
  • Traditional 14 Stage Hand Polished Finish
  • Dark Red Lacquered Hardwood Saya
  • Silk and Genuine Rayskin Wrapped Tsuka
  • Features Iron and Solid Alloy Fittings
  • Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks
  • Handle Length: 10.6"
  • Blade Length: 27.9"
  • Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
  • Width Near Handle: 1.24"
  • Weight (With Saya): 2.6 lbs
  • Weight (Without Saya): 2.2 lbs
  • Overall Length: 40.9"
  • Point of Balance: 5" from tsuba
  • Hardness (HRC): 60


We pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service. We’re in direct contact with you regarding your order from start to finish. We also send pictures of the finished sword for your approval (and excitement!) before shipping. Other companies may accept orders and rush to fulfill them as soon as possible, whereas all of our swords are hand-forged and made to order by master smiths using the time-honored traditional Japanese & Chinese techniques. These swords are not fashioned on an assembly line; each is crafted with the care & respect the heritage deserves.

We refer to Japanese Quality to emphasize the difference from swords that are Made in China and of low quality & mass produced. All of our swords are fully handmade-to-order in the traditional way they have been forged for many generations. Many Longquan swordsmiths received their knowledge directly from Japanese forges; there is a rich history of information sharing between the two cultures. In these modern times, a Japanese Katana and a Longquan Katana are functionally the same.

Forever guarantee: We stand behind the quality of our swords. After your sword is created at the forge, we will send you pictures and will only ship after your approval. If at any time you have issues with the craftsmanship of your sword, please reach out to us and we will do our best to make things right.

Unless indicated otherwise, every sword is hand-forged and made-to-order for a high-quality & unique product created for you. This intricate process takes 3-4 weeks to complete. We’ll send pictures of your sword by email for confirmation (please whitelist to make sure you get our email). Tanto and wakizashi swords usually take around 4 weeks. Highly customized swords such as blades of a custom length or custom painted scabbards will typically take 4-5 weeks. For most orders, we estimate 4-6 weeks from the time the order is submitted to when you receive it. If you need a sword by a specific date or within a shorter time frame, contact us and we can see about prioritizing your order.

We ship to anywhere in the United States for free! For all other countries, we offer a flat shipping rate of $19.

Customers are responsible for customs taxes & duties.

Yes, you can customize every sword on our website. Even if you’re not happy with the existing options available to you, you can request just about any change you could think of. We can change most fittings, wrappings, and blade coloring (black, red, or blue) for free. These kinds of requests can be made in the order comments section during checkout. If what you need done is more complex and might cost extra, please contact us with your request. If you make a request in the comments section when ordering your sword and it happens to cost extra we’ll kindly follow-up and explain the cost difference and send an invoice for the cost if you’re happy with it.

Yes we've recreated many customer's favorite swords, please send details and pictures to and we’ll let you know about the possibilities and quote.

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