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What is a Katana?

A katana is a traditional Japanese sword used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. It features a curved, single-edged blade that is slender and has a square or circular guard. The handle is long and traditionally wrapped in ray skin, then covered with a silk or cotton cord wrapping. The blade is sheathed in a scabbard, which is traditionally made of lacquered wood.

This weapon was primarily designed for cutting and thrusting in combat, rather than for blocking or clashing. The katana's design and construction reflect its purpose, emphasizing precision, agility, and lethal efficiency.