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So if there's 12 Deviant blades, doesn't that make Shichika the 13th blade?

I am not sure why is that. Shichika is not even a blade.
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Kyotōryū is the perfected style that Shikizaki was aimed for. The previous 12 (known as Deviant Blades) are less powerful/realized than Kyotōryū.

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To be more precise, it has been said that Shikizaki made a 1000 swords, 988 of which was used as a catalyist to perfect the 12 Deviant Blades, to whom everyone thought that owning one blade can make the user the strongest in one particular ability like strongest sword, strongest defense, sharpest blade, etc.  However, Shikizaki's real intent was that he made those 1000 blades, the 988 and the 12 deviant blades merely as a catalyist to perfect the strongest blade - Kyotōryū or more precisely now is Kyotou Yasuri, since Shichika is the only head that completely mastered and perfected it.  

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According to Higaki Rinne, Shikizaki Kiki made the 12 Perfected Deviant Blades and then went on to create a final and ultimate Completed Deviant Blade. Kyotouryu is one of the Deviant Blades created by Shikizaki, but not part of the 12 Perfected blades.

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