Katana is a melee weapon of Japanese origin. It is available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
It is one of the more powerful melee type weapons as it has been known to slice the head off of opponents with a single slice and is not as heavy as the cumbersome chainsaw. It can also kill pedestrians by stabbing if cutting their heads off won't work. One note of interest is in 1998, Toni Cipriani and Kazuki Kasen engage in a duel on the roof of the Big Shot Casino with katanas (though the player may choose to use other weapons.) Snakehead and CJ engage in a similar duel, which, again, allows the player to simply pull out a firearm and finish the job quickly.
GTA Vice City
- North Point Mall - Inside the Tarbrush Cafe.
- North Point Mall - Available to buy from Tooled Up after completion of The Chase ($300).
- Starfish Island - Inside the garage of the house next door west of the Mansion.
GTA Vice City Stories
- At the foot of a building that is located along the beach, and the building is eastward across the fairground.
GTA San Andreas
- El Quebrados, hidden behind a shack.
- In the mission The Da Nang Thang in San Fierro, one part will require you to defeat snakehead, who will give you a katana and after defeating him you can get another katana.
- Behind a fence beside 8-Ball's Auto in Unity Station, Los Santos.
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Bedford Point, in an alley near Phil Cassidy's Fully Cocked Gun Shop.
- Kill Kazuki and obtain the sword.