Katana

Katana 16th or 17th century

A katana is a Japanese long sword used by samurai warriors. It is the most important sword of the three swords worn by samurai: katana, wakizashi, and tanto. The katana was popular from 1400 A.D. until 1876, when the samurai were abolished as a social class.

In Japanese, "katana" means a long sword and it represents a blade, which is a little curved, with a single edge and a very sharp point.

Types

There are several types of katanas:

  • Artwork/old katana - nihonto
  • Sharpened katana - shinsaku, shinken
  • Modern katana designed for the training of iaido and iaijutsu - iaito
  • Decorative, ceremonial katanas.
Other Languages
العربية: كاتانا
asturianu: Katana
azərbaycanca: Katana
বাংলা: কাতানা
Bân-lâm-gú: Katana
беларуская: Катана
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Катана
български: Катана
bosanski: Katana
brezhoneg: Katana
буряад: Катана
català: Katana
čeština: Katana
dansk: Katana
Deutsch: Katana
eesti: Katana
Ελληνικά: Κατάνα
English: Katana
español: Katana
Esperanto: Japana glavo
فارسی: کاتانا
français: Katana
galego: Catana
Հայերեն: Կատանա (զենք)
hrvatski: Katana
Ido: Katana
Bahasa Indonesia: Katana
italiano: Katana
עברית: קטאנה
Basa Jawa: Katana
ქართული: კატანა
қазақша: Катана
Latina: Katana
lietuvių: Katana
magyar: Katana
македонски: Катана
മലയാളം: കറ്റാന
Bahasa Melayu: Katana
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကတာနာ
Nāhuatl: Katana
Nederlands: Katana
日本語:
norsk: Katana
پنجابی: کٹانہ
polski: Katana
português: Katana
română: Katana
русский: Катана
Scots: Katana
slovenščina: Katana
српски / srpski: Катана
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Katana
suomi: Katana
svenska: Katana
தமிழ்: கத்தானா
Türkçe: Katana
українська: Катана
اردو: کاتانا
Tiếng Việt: Katana