The Katana popularly known as the Tachi is a traditional single-edged Japanese weapon (sword) used by Japanese Samurais’ for a myriad of years. The Katana is measured among most if not the top exquisite and sharpest sword in the world.
Katanas are considered very special swords owned by royal families or kings, in fact, nearly 125 of the most valuable katanas lie in museums as they are considered priceless and are illegal to sell.
The 13th Century Kamakura Katana was sold at an auction in 1992 among other 1100 Japanese swords from Dr. Walter Ames Compton’s collection after he had passed on. This single blade was auctioned for $418,000 to a man named Mr. Inami.