Takumi's Shinai (タクミの竹刀 Takumi no shinai, lit. Takumi's Bamboo Sword) is a Katana that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. Eponymously named after Takumi, Takumi's Shinai pays homage to his little-known skill with the blade. Like its Japanese name suggests, Takumi's Shinai is fashioned entirely out of bamboo and is better suited for practice purposes, a fact that is translated through its low Might. This fact is further reinforced through it being imbued with a property that functions similarly to the Mercy skill from Radiant Dawn, where it is unable to deliver finishing blows to foes possessing more than 1 HP.
Takumi's Shinai shares its inability to kill enemies having more than 1 HP with Niles's Bow.
Takumi's Shinai can be found on event tiles in Birthright and Revelations. One Takumi's Shinai is granted upon reaching 650 visit points through My Castle battles.
- Similarly to Ryoma's Club, Takumi cannot naturally wield his own Shinai, requiring the use of seals and class changes to obtain the ability to use sword.
- Unlike Ryoma and said Club, however, Takumi also requires the use of supports and Partner/Friendship Seals, as Takumi's second class is Spear Fighter.
- Takumi's Shinai and Ryoma's Club are the only weapons in the game named after playable characters that cannot naturally be wielded by their owners.
- Takumi's Shinai is a reference to Takumi's proficiency with swords as well as bows. While there is no proof he wielded a real blade in actual combat, his supports name at least two instances when he used swords in practice, most likely Shinai. The first was against Hana in a practice match; in this match, Takumi lightened his guard because he was fighting in front of Sakura, which promptly led to him being beaten and humiliated in front of his sister by a zealous Hana, causing a fracture between the two. The second reference is his practice matches against Ryoma.