Kiku-Ichimonji

Statistics

Kiku-ichimonji
(Great Katana) All Races
DMG: 66 Delay: 450
Lv. 51 SAM
Damage Per Second: 8.8
TP Per Hit: 115

Other Uses

Resale Price: ~5.800 gil

Synthesis Recipes

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Used in Recipes

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Desynthesis Recipes

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Obtained from Desynthesis

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How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Weapons > Great Katana ( )

Merchants

Price: 418,563 - 464,059 gil
Name Location Type
Jirokichi Norg (I-8) Standard Merchant
Tsutsuroon Nashmau (G-7) Standard Merchant

Historical Background

Kiku-ichimonji (in Japanese meeaning literally: "Chrysanthemum and Ichi character") is a collective name given to the Japanese swords made by the thirteen swordsmiths who were in attendance to the Emperor Go-Toba in 1208. Each swordsmith was in attendance to the emperor for a month of the Japanese calendar. The swordsmiths of the Fukuoka School traditionally inscribed only the character "Ichi" (一, one) on the tang as their signature. They further received permission to append the Imperial chrysanthemum crest (菊, kiku) on the tang, thus their swords are known collectively as "Kiku-ichimonji". Go-Toba was interested in the construction of Japanese swords, and so he summoned these swordsmiths, granting them court rank and title, and asking them to share the secrets of the production of higher-quality swords.

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