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- "A keen blade; its form is that of a tempest bound in steel."
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
Kazekiri (かぜきりのやいば, Kazekiri no Yaiba?), also known as Air Blade, Tempest or Wind Slash, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. Usually a mid-ranked katana, it is a Wind-elemental weapon. It sometimes shares its name with the recurring special attack Wind Slash and may be connected to it or a similar Wind-elemental ability.
- "Katana also know as "Kamaitachi". Can be used two-handed."
The Wind Slash, also known as Wind Sword or Air Blade, is the second-weakest katana in the game, found at Drakenvale. It has 41 Attack Power, a hit rate of 44, is Wind-elemental, and has a 12% chance to cast the ability Wind Slash when the user attacks. It has a 12% chance to land a critical and increases the damage of all Wind elemental attacks by 50%.
- "May invoke a razor gale upon striking an enemy."
The Kazekiri, originally translated as the Tempest, is a katana for Cyan. It is found in the Cave to the Sealed Gate and can be stolen from Number 128. It has an attack power of 101, may randomly casts Wind Slash when attacking, and enables the Bushido and Runic command. The Kazekiri is one of several equipment pieces used in the famous "Wind God Gau" combination in the Super NES release of the game, where Gau uses the Kazekiri in tandem with the Offering and the Stray Cat Rage to attack four times a turn at increased power, with the possibility of using Wind Slash to attack all enemies at once per attack.
The Wind Slash is a weapon for Yuffie. It can be found aboard the Cargo Ship and later purchased in Junon. It has 30 Attack Power, a 107 hit rate, increases Magic by 7, and has three single Materia slots that offer Double Growth.
- "Blade said to be made in the shape of a gale."
- —In-game description
The Air Blade is a blade-type weapon that has 40 Atk and is Wind-elemental, as well as nullifying Wind-elemental damage to the wielder. It teaches the ability Air Blast for 300 AP to Fighters and the ability Bolt Sword for 200 AP to Gladiators.
The Air Blade is a blade weapon with 42 Attack that is not only Wind-elemental, but makers the user immune to Wind-elemental damage. It can teach the ability Air Blast to Fighters, and Lightning Assault to Gladiators.
The Kazekiri is a Level 88 Katana that gives +59 Attack and increases EX Force Absorption Range by 4m.
The Kazekiri is a Level 90 Katana with that increases Attack by 63, lowers Defense by 1, and increases Bravery by 34. It also boosts EX Force Absorption Range by 2m.
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