How Long Sephiroth’s Sword Actually Is In FF7 Remake


Exactly how long is Sephiroth’s sword, the Masamune, in Final Fantasy 7 Remake? The Masamune is clearly lengthier than its wielder, but it has varied in size throughout the FF7 games and merchandise. Finding the exact length is quite tricky, as Sephiroth’s own height has also varied. This article will explore different information to compile the best estimate of how long Sephiroth’s sword is in FF7 Remake.

The Masamune is likely named after Gorō Nyūdō Masamune, a medieval blacksmith renowned for his bladesmithing. Sephiroth’s katana-esque blade itself appears to be based on the lengthy odachi field swords used by samurai in feudal Japan. Since the original Final Fantasy 7, the sword has become as iconic as its antagonistic owner, leaving many fans to wonder just how long the weapon really is. 

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According to the Final Fantasy Wiki, the blade’s length varies, but it is somewhere between 6 and 8 feet long. Knowing Sephiroth’s true height could give some insight into Masamune’s exact dimensions, but according to various sources, his measurements also vary, ranging from 6’1″ to 6’4″. The Final Fantasy Ultimania books for both the original game and FF7 Remake (as translated by Twitter user Aitaikimochi) list Sephiroth’s height as “unknown.” If he’s anywhere between 6’1″ and 6’4″, though, the Masamune is probably at least 7 feet long.

FF7 Remake: Sephiroth’s Masamune Sword Length, Explained

Proportionally speaking, the Masamune is about 18.42% taller than FF7 Remake’s Sephiroth, based on the above image. If Sephiroth is 73 inches (6’1″), then his sword is about 86.45 inches (7’2″). If Sephiroth is 76 inches (6’4″), then the Masamune would be about 90 inches (7’6″). Either way, the sword is a little more than a foot taller than the former renowned SOLDIER, sitting somewhere above the 7-foot mark.

Knowing Sephiroth’s exact height, of course, would give a closer estimate to the true length of his weapon. It’s certainly longer than Cloud’s Buster Sword in FF7 Remake, though nowhere near the same girth, making the Masamune one of the longest swords in the Final Fantasy franchise. Various real-life replicas of the Masamune can be found throughout the internet with a drastic range in sizes, many measuring at about 68 inches (which is presumably much shorter than Sephiroth).

Besides Sephiroth’s height, the Final Fantasy 7 Ultimania and Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ultimania also list the character’s birthday, blood type, and true age as “unknown.” Hopefully, the upcoming installments of Final Fantasy 7 Remake will give fans more clues about Sephiroth and his mysterious presence on the game, including his – and his sword’s – true height.

Source: Final Fantasy Wiki, Aitaikimochi/Twitter

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