Bleach - Rukia Kuchiki's "Sode No Shirayuki" Katana (Rukia's Sword)
Background of Rukia's Sword
Rukia Kuchiki is the captain of the 13th Division of the Gotei 13, one of the armed forces of the Soul Society in the anime and manga series Bleach. Coming from a poor area, Rukia and her friend Renji, discovered they have supernatural powers and joined the Soul Society's academy for shinigami, training to become Soul Reapers. Showing immense talent and strength, Rukia was adopted to nobility and sent on a month long mission to the human world. Armed with her soul's own spiritual energy, represented by her sword "Zanpakuto", Rukia fights to free the world of corrupted spirits called Hollows.
Rukia's Zanpakuto is the Sode no Shirayuki (trans. "Sleeve of White Snow"), which is considered to be one of the most beautiful Zanpakuto in Soul Society. It is an ice-powered Zanpakuto that when released, decreases the wielder's body temperature below freezing, which allows Rukia to freeze anything she touches. The Sode no Shirayuki is white katana with a slight flame-like patterned guard and intricate wrapping on its handle.
Blunt replica of Rukia's Sword
Our carefully crafted real sword is inspired by Rukia's katana, including the carbon steel blade (toshin) and its iconic shaped guard (tsuba). This metal replica of the Rukia katana is 101 cm (40 in) long and comes with a wooden sheath (saya). It also comes attached with a white tassel that has a happy face ornament. The blade is blunted and an ideal home decoration or cosplay photoshoot accessory.
Specifications of Rukia'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