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Vajra Sword

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Vajra Sword
Japanese Name 金剛剣 (Kongō-ken)
こんごうけん (Diamond Sword)
SNES/PSX Name Alloy Blade
Equipment Type Katana
Description A diamond-edged sword
Attack 110
Price 21,000 G
Sell 10,500 G
Vendor Locations Kajar
Charmable Fiends Bomber Bird

The Vajra Sword (also known as Alloy Blade in the SNES/PS version) is Crono's eleventh-level katana in Chrono Trigger. It has an attack power of 110. It can be purchased at Kajar for 21000G and/or charmed from Bomber Bird.

In battle, this weapon's sprite is colored with a murky yellow, with its slashing trails being three sparks colored in the same vein that split off when they emerge during the final frames of Crono's basic attacking animation.

Name Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The term kongō (金剛, lit. gold strength) is the Japanese word for the vajra or vajura, an Indian ritual weapon associated with Buddhism. Vajra in Sanskrit literally means either diamond or thunderbolt as the weapon is said to represent the destructive power of lightning and the unbreakable quality of diamond, hence the alternative translation of kongō as "adamantine".
  • Alloy refers to a mixture of metals; perhaps this blade was made with an optimum combination of the other sword materials, as since this is the most powerful metal sword.
    • Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. In Hindu mythology, Vajra is the weapon of Indra, the Vedic god of rain, lightning and the sky and king of Devas. It is a powerful weapon having the combined features of sword, mace, and spear.It is made up of bones of sage Dadhichi, who gave up his life in order to gift it to Indra to fight Vritra.
      • However, in Buddhism, a vajra sword or kongō-ken consists of a straight double-edged sword blade with a vajra handle. It is commonly depicted as being held by Buddhist deities such as Acala.