The katana is a medium-length sword with a deadly sharp edge and finely honed balance. It is a unique hybrid weapon that has natural heavy critical weighting and can be switched between two-handed and one-handed use. Only two-handed weapon skill is required to use a katana in both hands. However, to use a katana effectively with one hand requires both two-handed and edged weapon skills (see the GRIP (verb) for switching from two-handed to one-handed use). When the katana is used one-handed, any item in the off-hand will cause a loss of 10 to the user's attack strength (AS). There is no AS penalty if the off-hand is empty.
- Requires two-handed weapons skill to use effectively.
- Requires both two-handed and edged weapon skills to use one-handed.
- Katanas have natural heavy critical weighting.
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The standard katana has a weight of 6 lbs.
- Two-handed Weapons
- Edged Weapons
- GRIP (verb)
- Critical Weighting
- T'gara weapon scripts
- History of the Elanthian Katana and the Order of the Watchful Eye (official documentation)