The Sword Bearing Police or Swordsmen Police are an elite group of Meiji Government policemen from Satsuma, specializing in the art of Kenjutsu and lead by their Lieutenant Ujiki, who is a master of Jigen-ryū. They do not carry typical katanas, but rather Western-style sabres. Ujiki is confronted by Himura Kenshin one day for threatening to arrest and murder innocent people. He is easily defeated along with his entire force, and soon afterwards, the sword bearing police are disbanded by the direct order of Minister Yamagata Aritomo.