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Honjō Masamune - Japanese National Treasure

Honjō Masamune is one of the best known swords created by Masamune, and is believed to be among the finest Japanese swords ever made.

The sword was a symbol of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The Japanese government declared Honjo Masamune an official Japanese treasure.

At the end of the WW II, the U.S. Army demanded that all Japanese citizens turn over their weapons, including their swords. It was after this time that the sword was lost and became a legend.

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My goal for this project was to recreate this lost legendary blade as a game ready weapon. I didn't have any specific reference, since none such exists. I instead delved deep into japanese blades, learned how they were made, how they were different in certain eras and the story and facts behind this legend. I tried to find as much information about it as possible, but ultimately I created it according to my view. It was a great challenge!

Sword: 4199 tris, 2404 verts, 4k texture
Sheath: 3891 tris, 2204 verts, 4k texture

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Wireframe

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UE view

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