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Mujika No Ken
The Musica Sword possesses a long, curved blade, which is light-colored on the edges and dark on the rest, and which protrudes on both sides near its top, and has a large, light symbol carved near its hilt, representing a musical note. The design of the handguard is intricate and decorated: it extends over the blade itself, with a shiny decoration similar to a large curved claw placed horizontally towards the weapon’s cutting edge, where a large, shiny curved part seemingly acting as a rough front protection of sort is placed. On the other side, the “claw” ends in a wing-like ornament, consisting of three large metal feathers. The part connecting the hilt to the blade curves towards the latter, and is divided into a series of rectangular forms by a series on line on it; the blade’s back edge is also shown slightly emerging from under such part, protruding downwards. The hilt is long and covered in leather stripes, and it ends into a large pommel yet again similar to a claw pointing towards the blade, or maybe a stylized bird’s head, ending in a wing-like ornament, with its three feathers pointing downwards, which is smaller and less-detailed than the one on the blade.
The sword has the ability to change in size. Pantherlily claimed that it reminded him very much of his Bustermarm Sword. Such characteristic allows him to carry the weapon around in both his original and reduced form, being capable of changing its size at will to adapt it to the situation. He has been shown carrying the weapon on his back, with the hilt visible from behind his right shoulder, held up by a stripe crossing his chest diagonally.
- In Mashima's previous work, Rave Master, there was a character named Galein Musica, who was a blacksmith capable of creating weapons with magical properties. Mashima likely based this sword off of that character; the musical note carved onto the sword's blade is also the same which Galein used to put on the weapons he created.
- Musica is Spanish and Italian for "music".
- ↑ Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 119
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 247, Pages 3-4
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 249, Page 3