A Demon Slaying Katana

Welcome traveler. You’re on a demon killing mission. You must go it alone, and you can carry one, and only one, demon slaying weapon with you at any time. You have the option of:

  1. Salt
  2. Eggs
  3. Silver
  4. Garlic
  5. Vinegar
  6. Demon Slayer Katana


OK, that was a trick question. If you chose any of the above options, you have already failed. You quest was to fight your own inner demons. And you have just succumbed to them. Unless, of course, you happen to be a mythical creature yourself. In which case you may have killed yourself. But I Digress.

The most important thing to remember is this. Choosing option 6 would have let you look cool. Even while losing your battle against your inner demons:

Demon Slayer Fantasy Katana

Demon Slayer Fantasy Katana

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I thought this sword was interesting just because it had a few features I don’t see every day. Obviously, being a black blade got it some serious attention. But it also has character. Like look at the blade. I like th narrow blade profile, and the cut outs in the center are an interesting touch. I usually don’t like that particular form of aesthetic modeling due to structural integrity issues, but it does impart an interesting look to the blade.

The hilt is also interesting, featuring a round, samurai style guard, capped with a unique v shaped shoe, meant to fit a v shaped depression in the scabbard. The grip is a simple cylindrical black wrapped affair, finished off on the butt end by a rather pointy looking cap. the scabbard is ecually simple, employing a details end cap as well as similarly engraved scabbard opening trim to finish off the effect.

Overall a pretty cool sword. Even if it won’t help you fight your inner demons…

Demon Slayer Fantasy Katana – [True Swords]


7 Responses to “A Demon Slaying Katana”

  1. 1 ladyofspiders
    December 31, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Well you know what they say, if you are going to loose your battle against demons, you might as well look good doing it.

    Though it does not look much like a katana, I guess that is why it is a “fantasy” katana eh?

  2. January 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    My sentiments exactly! If you gotta fight a losing battle, I say always go out in style!! 🙂

    And as for the fantasy “Katana”, I was trying real hard not to say anything about it, you know, it being so close to the new year and all, I was trying (pointlessly) to be nice. 🙂

    But you are absolutely right, this is NOT a Katana, dagnabbit! Blast these darn sword marketing folks!! They should all fall upon their “Fantasy Katanas”… 😀

  3. 3 ladyofspiders
    January 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    LOL here! here!

  4. 4 Niccolo
    April 27, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Y’know… maybe they thought that a katana was a sword with that kind of guard. Honestly, knowing the idiots in marketing, anything goes. Godforsaken thing is damn awesome, though. I’d love to fight demons – inner or outer – with that thing. Just… the handguard. I tend to swordfight with a reverse-grip as well as a forward grip, probably in equal concentrations… (Weird, I know. But variety is the spice of murderous rampag-er, life) and that handguard would make that quite difficult.

    Mind you, the thing is still astonishingly gorgeous.

  5. April 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Reverse grip with this guard would be weird? How so? The guard doesn’t look any different from a traditional Katana guard… Am I missing something?

  6. July 7, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Hey, i know a trick, with which u cant lose in battles, just say, “its a fantasy wepon”! i u say it befor the fight, ure enemy will laugh his head off, and if u say it after the fightt, he will leave u alive^^

  7. July 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    LOL Ok… I shall have to try that one of these days… But if I get killed as a result, know that I will lay all blame squarely upon your shoulders, and I WILL be back to haunt you, staging mock, noisy and vigorous sword fights in your bedroom in the middle of the night, all the while howling “THIS IS HOW YOU FIGHT WITH FANTASY WEAPONS!!” LOL 😛

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