The name refers to Sengo Muramasa (千子村正), a famous swordsmith in 14th century Japan. The katana of his school were said to thirst for blood, and drive their wielders to murder and even suicide. There is a tale that once drawn, a Muramasa blade had to draw blood before it can be sheathed again, even if the blood was that of the wielder.
The Muramasa school of blades came to an end when shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu came to rule. It is said he had lost so many friends and relatives to the blades that he forbade their use everywhere.
村正 / ムラマサ [muramasa] in Japanese.

Final Fantasy III

Stats: ATK 140, ACC 90, STR +5, INT +5, MND +5, AGI +5, weight 1, Dark damage
Use: NIN
Obtain: get Ninja to jLv99 and talk to Master Blacksmith
Type: Katana
Other: was added for the DS version, did not exist in the NES version

Final Fantasy XII

Stats: ATK 84, EVA 5
Range: 1, Charge time: 29, Combo chance: 13, Knockback chance: 0
Buy: - (sell: 10,000 gil)


Final Fantasy XIII-2

Stats: STR20, MAG25
Ability: Chain Bonus Lv 1, Accessory Ability Group: ?
Buy: ? gil (sell: ?)
Obtain: DLC item
Description: Weapon of fey power, feared as the blade that will strike down time's master

Final Fantasy Tactics

Stats: ATK 14, Parry 15% (when available)
Range: horizontal 1, vertical up 2, vertical down 3
Equip (job): Samurai, Onion Knight
Equip (character): Sword Saint
Equip (enemy): level 30
Buy: 15,000 gil (sell: 7,500 gil)
Shop: (available at the start of ch4) Trade cities
Description: Referred to as a demon sword, this katana was said to drink the blood of countless enemies.
Other: can be equipped on other jobs with the ability Equip Katana
Other: can be used with Dual Wield, Doublehand and Throw

Ring of Fates

Stats: ATK 160
Buy: - (sell: 3,800 gil)
Craft: Cursed Weapon scroll
Bonus 1-star: ATK Boost 1, DEF Boost 1, HP Boost 1
Bonus 2-star: ATK Boost 1+HP/SP Absorb Attack 2, DEF/HP Boost 2+HP/SP Absorb Attack 2
Bonus 3-star: ATK Boost 1+DEF Boost 3+HP/SP Absorb ATtack 3, DEF Boost 3+HP Boost 3+HP/SP Absorb Attack 3, HP Boost 3+ATK Boost 1+HP/SP Absorb Attack 3

Airborne Brigade


Type: Katana, Element: Dark, Growth: ?, Cost: ?
Attack: 18,820 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv230), ? (lv260), ? (lv290), ? (lv320)
Defense: 18,680 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv230), ? (lv260), ? (lv290), ? (lv320)
Obtain: ?

Type: Katana, Element: Dark, Growth: ?, Cost: ?
Attack: 13,620 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv220), ? (lv240), ? (lv260), ? (lv280)
Defense: 13,500 (lv1), ? (lv200), ? (lv220), ? (lv240), ? (lv260), ? (lv280)
Obtain: ?

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