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Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)

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This is the article on the chokutō wielded by Sasuke Uchiha. If you are looking for the article on the sword wielded by Orochimaru, head to Sword of Kusanagi. For other uses, see Sword of Kusanagi.
Sword of Kusanagi
Sasuke's Kusanagi
Name
Kanji 草薙の剣
Rōmaji Kusanagi no Tsurugi
Literal English Grass-Mowing Sword
English TV Snake Sword
Debut
Manga Volume #34, Chapter #306
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #51
Novel Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
OVA Naruto x UT
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Data
Wielder

The chokutō Sasuke Uchiha refers to as a Sword of Kusanagi. It has a black scabbard and matching hilt, and is a larger size than a normal chokutō. It has none of the natural specialities as the one Orochimaru wields, such as the extension of the blade and the ability to cut through almost anything, both of which are natural attributes of the Kusanagi, but it's been repeatedly shown to be very durable and able to cut through various materials.

Sasuke can expand on his sword's might by channelling his lightning chakra into the blade with chakra flow, which will increase its sharpness greatly through high-frequency vibrations, as well as increasing its cutting range. This would allow Sasuke to cut through almost anything, as well as numb the target who has been pierced by this lightning blade. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, a reincarnated Itachi Uchiha, while cooperating with his brother, temporarily wielded the blade to engage Kabuto Yakushi. Sasuke was eventually fatally stabbed in the heart with this blade by Madara Uchiha.

During the battle with Kaguya Ōtsutsuki in her dimension, the sword and its scabbard were destroyed. Sometime after the war, Sasuke replaced the sword with a new one.

Influence

The Kusanagi no Tsurugi (草薙劍, Literally meaning: Grass-Mowing Sword) is one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器, Sanshu no Jingi), together with the Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡, Literally meaning: Eight Span Mirror) and the Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊曲玉, Literally meaning: Eight Shaku Curved Jewel).

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