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There are many Zanpakutō in Bleach, so many that it feels like a momentous task to come up with a top 5.  However, we feel we owe it to our readers to provide our reasons for why we consider the following swords the best in Bleach...
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Akihiko was nervous.  He had just been called by his daimyō (feudal lord).  Walking up the incline to the nearest gate in the imposing wall, easily twice his height, he was noticed by the guards.  “Stop right there and state your business”, they challenged him...
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Kuna was frustrated.  It seemed no matter how hard or long she practiced, she never could make her sword move as fast as she wanted it to.

Her teacher had been watching her quietly grow more frustrated each session and finally made a decision. ”Kuna”, he said and approached her.  "You need a sword with a Bo-Hi.”

“A Bo-Hi", she exclaimed, “What’s that?”

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The antique sword business is without a doubt booming, but it’s unlikely you’d want your own swords to have an antiquated look ahead of their time. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the sword maintenance advice out there, some...
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