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"Kung Fu movies have a lot to answer for. Psychos think swords are funny."
— GTA Vice City Website.

The Katana is a Japanese sword which appears as a melee weapon. It is available in all games in the 3D Universe, except Grand Theft Auto III. It is one of the most powerful melee type weapons; it is able to decapitate opponents with a single slice, and is not as heavy as the cumbersome chainsaw. The Katana was omitted from the HD Universe games; however, in Chinatown Wars the Sword appears instead.

Notable Appearances

In 1998, Toni Cipriani and Kazuki Kasen engage in a Katana duel on the roof of the Big Shot Casino with Katanas (though the player may choose to use other weapons.). The same occurs between Snakehead and Carl Johnson in the mission, The Da Nang Thang, on a freighter off San Fierro in 1992. In both cases, the player may select a gun and quickly kill the opponent. Mike uses the Katana to force Mafia members into slavery in the GTA Advance mission Down the River.


In GTA San Andreas, there is a glitch that will cause CJ to be able to be controlled without a head. To exploit this glitch, start a multiplayer game, making sure Player Two has a Katana. At any point during the session, use Player Two to behead Player One, terminating the multiplayer session. CJ will remain decapitated for the remainder of the single-player session, except for during cutscenes. To revert to normal, reload the game.


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GTA Vice City

Katana's locations map, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
  • At the foot of standin that is located in Vice Point, and the building is eastward across the fairground.

See also

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