His sakabato broken in battle, Kenshin seeks out the man who forged it-Arai Shakku-only to be turned away. Seiku, son of the legendary swordsmith, had for a time been continuing his father's work (the forging of katana, meant for killing), but has since given up that calling and spends his time making humble cooking knives. Respecting Seiku's wishes, Kenshin leaves without the desired blade... but not before Shishio's spies learn that Shakku has forged one last sword. Meanwhile, Shishio arrives in Kyoto with orders for his ten generals or "Ten Swords" to join him and put into motion a plan to take over Japan. Cho, one of Shishio's "swords," learns early of Shakku's final blade and determines to secure it at any cost. Now, armed only with his broken sakabato, Kenshin must face Cho in battle....Watsuki, Nobuhiro is the author of 'Rurouni Kenshin', published 2004 under ISBN 9781591167037 and ISBN 1591167035.