The Katana is probably the most basic and recognizable weapon in Kenshi. Its speed and power makes it one of the best weapons in the game, especially for new players. Many players equip them as a backup weapon regardless of what weapon type they use, as they are very lightweight and can be useful in certain situations.

This weapon has inventory dimensions of 1x7. It can be equipped in both the primary and secondary weapon slots.

The Meitou-version of this weapon can be found on Emperor Tengu, the leader of United Cities.

 Blueprint Locations[edit | edit source]

All the possible locations to find the Blueprint for this weapon.

Variations[edit | edit source]

All possible variations in an un-modded game, as of 1.0.51.

Manufacturer[edit | edit source]

Manufacturer(s) Model Weight (kg) Cutting Damage Blunt Damage Attack & Defense Modifiers Required Strength Level Buy Value Sell Value
Unknown Rusted Junk 2 kg 0.39 0.00 +3 Atk

-5 Def

2 Str 1,131 282
Unknown Rusting Blade 2 kg 0.47 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 1,240 310
Ancient Mid-Grade Salvage 2 kg 0.50 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 3,729 932
Ancient Old Re-Fitted Blade 2 kg 0.58 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 4,329 1,082
Ancient Re-fitted Blade 2 kg 0.65 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 5,165 1,291
Catun Scrapmaster Catun No. 1 2 kg 0.81 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 9,445 2,361
Catun Scrapmaster Catun No. 2 2 kg 0.90 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 11,655 2,913
Catun Scrapmaster Catun No. 3 2 kg 0.98 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 14,388 3,597
Skeleton Smiths Mk I 2 kg 1.15 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 21,000 5,250
Skeleton Smiths Mk II 2 kg 1.24 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 24,434 6,108
Skeleton Smiths Mk III 2 kg 1.32 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 27,610 6,902
Edgewalkers Edge Type 1 2 kg 1.64 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 37,979 9,494
Edgewalkers Edge Type 2 2 kg 1.73 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 39,960 9,990
Edgewalkers Edge Type 3 2 kg 1.83 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 41,422 10,355
Cross Meitou 2 kg 2.20 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 62,956 15,739


Homemade[edit | edit source]

Manufacturer(s) Model Weight (kg) Cutting Damage Blunt Damage Attack & Defense Modifiers Required Strength Level Buy Value Sell Value
Homemade Rusted Junk 2 kg 0.39 0.00 +3 Atk

-5 Def

2 Str 3,771 942
Homemade Rusting Blade 2 kg 0.47 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 4,135 1,033
Homemade Mid-Grade Salvage 2 kg 0.56 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 4,662 1,165
Homemade Old Re-Fitted Blade 2 kg 0.64 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 5,412 1,353
Homemade Re-fitted Blade 2 kg 0.73 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 6,456 1,614
Homemade Catun No. 1 2 kg 0.81 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 7,871 1,967
Homemade Catun No. 2 2 kg 0.90 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 9,712 2,428
Homemade Catun No. 3 2 kg 0.98 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 11,990 2,997
Homemade Mk I 2 kg 1.15 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 17,500 4,375
Homemade Mk II 2 kg 1.24 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 20,361 5,090
Homemade Mk III 2 kg 1.32 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 23,009 5,752
Homemade Edge Type 1 2 kg 1.49 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 27,128 6,782
Homemade Edge Type 2 2 kg 1.58 0.00 +4 Atk

-4 Def

2 Str 28,542 7,135

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Based on the katana (刀) which is one of the traditionally made swords used in feudal Japan.
  • Katana is carried in its scabbard with the curved sharp edge facing up, while tachi was usually worn with the curve sharpened edge facing down.
  • Most authentic katana and tachi blades can be distinguished by the signature of the swordsmith on the nakago (the "handle" part of the blade that gets wrapped in the actual hilt). When carried on the left waist, the signature (though covered in the hilt) faces outwards, and thus the two blades are distinguishable due to the different facing of the curved side (i.e. when place flat on the ground with signature facing up and sword pointing away from the observer, the katana blade will curve rightwards, while tachi will curve leftwards.)
  • When worn together with the wakizashi, the pair of swords is known as daishō (大小) which literally means "big-little".
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