Arte Description and History
When Yuri uses this arte, he rotates his weapon around his wrist, swinging it around in a complete circuit 6 times. While he has axes equipped, his rotation speed is reduced, resulting in one less hit and less damage dealt, but this penalty can be removed after practicing the arte at least 200 times, allowing the attack speed to match his swords. Yuri can change this arte into the altered arte Shining Fang Drop, while the "Athenor" skill is equipped.
In Repede's case, Repede spins around vertically in mid-air, similar to the arte Tempest Strike. Repede does not have access to any altered artes based on his version of Shining Fang.
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Vesperia
User: Yuri Lowell
Localized Description: "Base Arte: Slash with a spinning sword. Looks like one is twirling the sword."
Localized Description: "Arcane Arte: Continuously spin and attack in midair."