The katana is a weapon type from Chrono Trigger and can be equipped by the main character, Crono. Katana are melee sword weapons, generally wielded with both hands. Blades of katana bow inwards. Often Samurai are imagined as the carriers of this type of blade. Swordsmen training to wield metallic katana in battle practice with Wooden Swords, called Bokken. In an FMV for the PlayStation release, Crono practices Aiki-ken, a katana sword technique, using a Bokken. Crono's experience as a swordsmen seems to follow the same pattern, as his first katana is made of wood, while gradually, he progresses to more durable blades. Crono's katanas can be imbued with Fire or Ice Magic to perform deadly Double Techs. When landing a critical hit, Crono sweeps his katana under the enemy then back down upon them. Enemies that make use of the katana are Slash, whose Slasher and Slasher II can later be equipped by Crono, Steel Shade, a dreamlike doppelganger of Crono, and Masamune's final form as depicted in the FMV of the PlayStation release.
List of Katanas[edit | edit source]
|Zanmato||90||1.5x damage to magical beings|
|Suzaku||170||4x critical hit damage|
|Rainbow||220||70% critical hit rate|
|Dreamseeker||240||90% critical hit rate|