Ninjago Wiki
This template has been added to the following article because some or most of the images added here are not up to Ninjago Wiki standards.
  • You can help the Wiki by adding higher quality images to "Katana."
  • This template can be removed once higher quality images have been added.

For further help and advice, please visit the image policy to see what quality images the wiki expects.

Greatsnakeicon.png "I was bitten by a snake."

This article is about a subject that is relevant to the storyline of both the Ninjago TV series and the LEGO Movie franchise. Information may be more directed toward one continuity than the other.

“What is the best way to defeat an enemy?”
“Easy, with a sword!”
Wu and Kai, "Never Trust a Snake"

The katana is a very common and well-known ninja weapon. It appears as a sword with a leather-wrapped hilt, a very small, flat guard, and a long, thin blade with a slight curve away from the cutting edge. They appear in several colors, most notably gold, silver, and black.


Kai, Lloyd, and Nya initially specialized in using katanas. To date, only Kai still uses a katana as his weapon, using twin katanas and a golden katana later on.



Gold katanas are periodically used by the ninja. They are prominent in the Ninjago Spinners game, as the Golden Weapons hold more power in the game.


Silver katanas are used very commonly by the ninja, being perhaps the most common variant next to gold. Silver katanas were Kai's main weapons in Seasons 7 through 10. The Stone Army wielded silver katanas in the show.


Black katanas were used by the ninja and Ronin in the Possession sets, referred to as Deepstone Katanas. Black katanas were later used by the Oni. The Stone Army wielded black katanas in the sets.


Spring-green katanas were first used by the Ghost Warriors. They were later used by the ninja in the Prime Empire sets.


Brown katanas were exclusively used by Spinjitzu Training Nya in 71019 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series.


Red katanas were first used by the Sons of Garmadon, most prominently Mr. E. The Red Visors used red katanas in the Prime Empire sets; the Stone Army and Nindroids used them in Legacy sets as well.


Azure katanas were used by Skales in Rise of the Snakes for the first time (although these were made out of Ice in the show). Later, they were used by Blizzard Samurai in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu. Hausner also used azure katanas in the Prime Empire sets.


Orange katanas were used by Richie in the Prime Empire sets, as well as Cole in the core sets.


White katanas were exclusively used by the Stone Guardians in The Island sets.


Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Season 15: Crystalized

Video games


  • Early in Ninjago's run, the katana mold was upgraded, gaining a brighter sheen and a slightly shorter, straighter, and sturdier blade, as well as a square-shaped tsuba instead of an octagonal one. The handle was also upgraded, as the new handle is harder and firmer and does not peel away with use.
  • The way that the katanas are stored in their sword holder is different in many seasons. In Skybound, the katanas are stored facing up, and in Sons of Garmadon, they are stored facing down.[1]
  • Lloyd , Nya, Jay, and Cole come with pairs of silver katanas in the Sons of Garmadon sets in addition to their weapons seen in the show, though they do not use katanas in the season.
  • In 70639 Street Race of Snake Jaguar, Zane does not come with katanas because the quiver on his back takes up too much space, but he has them in 10755 Zane's Ninja Boat Pursuit.
  • 71708 Gamer's Market contains the most varieties of the katana in the one set. It includes katanas in gold, orange, red, azure and spring-green.
  • In the Hunted sets, a new package of weapons was used, which contains two katanas without handles, so they can be attached to another piece. These packages also appear in the Legacy sets (gold, silver and green), Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu sets (gold), Prime Empire sets (spring-green), Master of the Mountain (gold) and The Island (white) sets.
  • It is possible that two major turning points for individuals who would ultimately become enemies of Wu were caused by Wu's negligence involving various katanas. These moments would be Garmadon's corruption by the Great Devourer's venom, as seen in "Tick Tock," and Morro's fall to darkness after discovering he was not the Green Ninja, as seen in "Ghost Story."[2]


The images on Katana need to be organized.
  • You can help the Wiki by adding images to the appropriate section on "Katana."
  • This template can be removed once images have been organized.

Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 5: Possession

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

See also



Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Major ninja weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime controllers · Harpoon guns

Jadeblade Weapons

Double Jadeblade · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Obsidian Weapons

Obsidian Glaive · Obsidian Nunchucks · Obsidian Sais · Obsidian Scythe · Obsidian Sword

Ninja weapons

Types of weapons: Bo staff · Boomerang · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Sword · Crossbow · Dagger · Golden blade · Hammer · Katana · (Golden · Silver · Black) · Ninja Bow · Nunchucks · Sai · Scimitar · Scythe · Shield · Shurikens · Spear · Spike blade
Individual weapons: Staff of the First Spinjitzu Master · Nya's fan · Explosive shurikens · Elemental ice shurikens · Cole's hammer · Cole's golden hammer · Jay's golden kusarigama · Zane's bow · Kai's twin katanas · Lloyd's sword · Lloyd's golden sword · Nya's spear · Nya's golden spear · Nya's Munce spear · Zane's golden shurikens · Kai's golden katana · Cole's mace
Sets only: Blacksmith's Hammer · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · Fang Dagger · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · The Icicle · Spear of Fire · Golden Point · Super Bolt · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe · Jay's spiked flail

Skulkin weapons

Silver Battle Mace · Golden Bone · Bone Daggers · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Warlord's Cutlass
Axes: Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Dark Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Bone Axe

Serpentine weapons

Serpentine Staffs: Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff
Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Snake strangler · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Bladed Axe · Double-Sided Axe
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper

Anacondrai Cultist weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Anacondrai spears · Chain bola · Crossbow ballista · Fang claws · Staff of Elements · Tan Dark Blade

Ghost Warrior weapons

Ghost Blades · Soul Archer's bow

Sky Pirate weapons

Flintlock pistols

Vermillion weapons

Vermillion sword

Dragon Hunter weapons

Chain Rifles · Iron Baron's staff

Oni weapons

Omega's staff

Pyro Viper weapons

Aspheera's staff · Char's snake scepter · Scimitar

Blizzard Samurai weapons

Zane's scepter

Unagami's army weapons


Re-Awakened weapons

Vengestone spears

Munce weapons

Spiked clubs

Keeper weapons

Lightning staff · Keeper spears

Merlopian weapons

Trident (Kalmaar's trident)

Crystal weapons

Crystal gun

Other weapons

Benthomaar's arrows · Benthomaar's spear · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory · Shadow) · Departed Blades · Destruction daggers · Djinn Blade · Dragon Blade · Driftwood bo staff · Illuma swords · Karlof's metal fists · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Korgran's axe · Sword of Sanctuary · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Yin Blade

Movie weapons

Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon