Beware of fakes. They're useless and abundant.
Once again not being a braggart but this other time there was this guy on the roof of a skyscraper trying to suppress me with chain guns and missiles and shit. I just cut the building at the base with my Katana and watched it fall to the ground and explode. Then I was like, "You fucked with the wrong man."
(teenage snowboarder): wtf, I got beat by an 8 year old?
(spectator): ya, he was doing the katana
(teenage snowboarder): oh damn, what a pro
Katana: Not cool.
- "Look at that faggot over there!"
- " I bet she/he is a Katana!"
- " Hahaha, probably!"
2. A fad "supersword" with much popularity that actualy resembles no modern swords. Seen often in RPGs and in cartoons/comics
2. I have this totaly awesome katana, it's vorpial, and fire enchanted too!
Sure, they're pretty, and sure, they can work, but they're not the best. Anime and pop-culture are only using them for the former; because Anime is japanese, so are katanas, that's justified, but the runoff of Anime is spilling into pop-culture leading people to believe that the katana is the best form of sword in the known universe. This is why I hate fads.
Opinions aside, the Katana is a gently curved blade, single-edged, which lacks a large crossguard, but does have some form of guard between the hilt and blade. It, like the european bastard sword, may be used in one OR two hands, and it was traditionally used by the Samurai.
Please, before you create a character for Role Playing, or buy a sword, consider your options, and open your mind to other swords.
"I'm not fond of katanas, I prefer a nice, simple longsword."