The Weeping Empress

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A large wavy or undulating grain in the steel of a sword. The pattern present in Chiyo's blade, Salvation, in The Weeping Empress by Sadie S. Forsythe.

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Chapter 6: Chapter 6
"...She turned the sword so that it could be removed. She felt the slight tug of the habaki releasing and then the smooth, soundless escape of the blade itself. Looking down the length of deadly steel, the fine, undulating ayasugi grain, perfectly complementing the milky kikusui hamon, mesmerized Chiyo. It looked every bit like the chrysanthemum on water of its name. It was ruthlessly beautiful and left her senseless for a moment. ..."

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