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I need some japanese names for katana swords.
 

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Use a Japanese dictionary for words you think are thematic? Look at other games that have them and use some? Katana is a type of sword, so there aren't other names for different kinds of them in real life, unless you refer to the different smithing schools.
 

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Masamune and Muramasa are some well know historic swords. Other than that I don't know.
 

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Obligatory "Chunchunmaru" mention here :kaohi:

Well you can either go for the usual famous smith names as mentioned above (masamune, muramasa and the like), you can also jp it with elemental names kazekiri, hyomaru and the like.

Theres a lot of games with "cool sounding" katana weaponry, starting with Soul Calibur katana wielders (yoshimitsu, mitsurugi and other characters), then there's Onimusha weapons, which even if some arent katanas they're elemental weapon names that can be used as long as the theme remains, you have the classic Final Fantasy, specially the ones that consider samurai as a job, FF14 is one of those and has plenty of named weapons for the class.

You could also look into anime but the only really popular that comes to mind is Bleach, and taking names from there can be a bit cheesy for a non fangame, one or two could work though:kaoswt2:
 

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Here you go, a bunch of Japanese swords from history & Japanese media that I`ve been able to find:

Dōjigiri - One of the five swords known as the "Tenka-Goken" (Five [Greatest] Swords under Heaven). According to legend, the samurai Minamoto no Yorimitsu slew the oni Shuten-dōji with this sword.
Juzumaru - One of the five swords known as the "Tenka-Goken" (Five [Greatest] Swords under Heaven). The name came from a legend that Nichiren adorned the sword with a juzu (a Buddhist rosary) to cleanse evil spirits.
Kazekiri - Literally translates as "Wind Cutter".
Kiku-ichimonji - The collective name given to the katana made by the thirteen swordsmiths who were in attendance to the Emperor Go-Toba in 1208.
Kotetsu - Nagasone Kotetsu, a famous Japanese swordsmith. His swords were known for their great strength and their ability to cut through helmets. However, Kotetsu's swords were often faked, and they were so well faked that even Kotetsu himself is said to have not been able to tell the difference.
Kogarasu Maru - Roughly translates as "little crow", is a unique Japanese tachi sword rumored to have been created by the legendary Japanese smith Amakuni during the 8th century CE.
Kusanagi no Tsurugi - Originally named Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (literally "Heavenly Sword of Gathering Clouds") but renamed Kusanagi no Tsurugi (Grass-Cutting Sword), the Kusanagi is one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. According to legend, the sword was originally discovered within the body of the eight-headed dragon, Yamata no Orochi, by the storm god Susanoo after he slew the dragon. However, the sword is not actually a katana, as the term "Tsurugi" refers specifically to a type of straight, double-edged sword based on the Chinese jian used in ancient times. However, the sword has been portrayed in Japanese media as a katana, usually as Ame-no-Murakumo.
Masamune - A legendary Japanese blacksmiths of the Kamakura Era employed under the Kamakura Shogunate. He was famous for his forging process of soshu kitae and nijuba, the strongest method for the body of katana, layering different consistencies of carbon steel for tensile composition and in such a way they were forged twice, and cultivating the aesthetics of katana through having refined and merged traits of quality with those of beauty.

His works were often compared to those of Muramasa, and sometimes mistaken for the other in fiction or fantasy novels, though always the better of the two. According to legend, the two swordsmiths set a sword of their making into a nearby stream as contest to see who made the better sword, with Masamune's blade said to have ignored all things that came near it. Though Muramasa belittled Masamune, a monk came to be the final judge and praised Masamune's swords for having benevolence, cutting only what it was meant to cut while Muramasa's cared little for what it cut. From this tale, Masamunes are said to be the marks of an internal peaceful and calm warrior, the opposite of Muramasas who were deemed bloodthirsty and cursed blades.
Mikazuki - One of the five swords known as the "Tenka-Goken" (Five [Greatest] Swords under Heaven). It is called Mikazuki because of its "crescent-moon-shaped pattern (J. mikazuki) of the tempering". The yōkyoku Kokaji tells a legend that Munechika was graced by the god Inari.
Muramasa - A Japanese swordsmith of the Muromachi Period famous for his extremely sharp blades, who was said to be insane. His works had symmetrically matching temper lines on both sides of the blade, fish belly styled tangs, and clean cut boundaries of temper lines, showing the focus of practicality rather than a balance. The blades forged by him were involved in numerous famous yet unfortunate accidents in the early years of the Tokugawa Shogunate-run Edo Period that led to the superstition of his swords being evil and bloodthirsty to the point that once drawn, they could not be returned to their scabbards without having first drawn blood, even if it required the wielder to commit suicide, and led to his swords being banned. Muramasa is famously compared to Masamune in Japanese legend as blacksmiths representative of their times; Masamune of the golden age of katana in the prosperous times of Kamakura, with Muramasa of the turbulent and violent warring age of the Sengoku.
Murasame - A magical sword of ice originating from the epic novel series, Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, published in the 1800's.
Ōdenta - One of the five swords known as the "Tenka-Goken" (Five [Greatest] Swords under Heaven). A legend says the sword healed a daughter of Toshiie and another legend says birds never try to approach to a warehouse where this sword is stored.
Onikiri - Literally translates as "Ogre Slayer". This was a katana wielded by the legendary samurai, Watanabe no Tsuna. According to myth, the sword derives its name from when Watanabe no Tsuna severed the arm of the oni/ogre, Ibaraki-dōji.
Onimaru - One of the five swords known as the "Tenka-Goken" (Five [Greatest] Swords under Heaven). A legend says the sword healed a daughter of Toshiie and another legend says birds never try to approach to a warehouse where this sword is stored.
Raikiri - Literally translates as "Lightning Cutter". According to myth, one day famed samurai Tachibana Dōsetsu was sitting under a tree with his trusty sword 'Chidori' (A Thousand Birds) when a bolt of lightning struck down upon the samurai. However, the samurai managed to cut the Lightning God within the bolt of lightning, enabling him to survive. After this incident, Dōsetsu renamed his sword from Chidori to Raikiri.
Shichiseiken - Literally translates as "Seven Stars Sword", referring to the seven brightest stars that make up the constellation, Ursa Major. Swords with this name were said to have the power to crush evil and protect. Although technically not a katana, as the sword was instead a chokutō: straight, single-edged blades descended from medieval Chinese swords and ancestor to the katana.
Zanbatō - An especially large, curved type of fictional sword used by characters in Japanese anime and manga. Books written about nihonto make no references to zanbatō as being actual swords used in feudal Japan. The name zanbatō translates to "horse-slaying sword" or "horse-chopping saber". Original examples came from Song Dynasty China and were employed by anti-cavalry infantry in the same manner.

I hope this helps.
 

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