Historically, katana were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords that were used by the samurai of feudal Japan.
The first use of "katana" as a word to describe a long sword that was different from a tachi occurs as early as the Kamakura Period (1185-1333).
The katana was often paired with a similar smaller companion sword, such as a wakizashi or it could also be worn with the tanto, a smaller, similarly shaped dagger. The pairing of a katana with a smaller sword is called the daisho. Only samurai could wear the daisho: it represented the social power and personal honor of the samurai.
The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. It has historically been associated with the samurai of feudal Japan.
- Overall: 100 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Weight: 1.4 kg
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