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Katana
Katana
Weapon type
Type of Weapon

Sword(s)

Type of Weapon in Kanji

Type of Weapon in Rōmaji

Katana

Wielder(s)
Wielder(s)

Leonardo

Appearance(s)
Appearances(s)

TMNT 2003 TV Series

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The katana, or "katana blade" in some contexts within the series, is a common weapon of characters within the franchise. The katana is most often mistaken for Leonardo's weapon, ninjaken

The katana (刀) initially was a word describing any sort of a single-edged sword, Japanese or otherwise. However, in modern day, it is used to refer to a specific curved sword carried by samurai in a set known as the daisho.

Most of the swords deemed "katana" within TMNT media are not curved, and more closely resemble the Ninjaken, a straight sword of ambiguous origin said to be the sword of choice for ninja. Karai has also wielded a katana in the 2007 film and the TMNT mash-up.

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