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Base item katana
Damage vs. small 1d10 +12
Damage vs. large 1d12 +12
To-hit bonus +4
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
When carried


When wielded


When invoked


Base price zm
Weight [[weight|]]
Material iron

Kiku-ichimonji is an artifact katana from SlashTHEM and dNetHack. It simply does +4 to hit and +12 damage. It is the first sacrifice gift for Samurai in these variants.


"Kiku-ichimonji" (菊一文字) literally translates to "chrysanthemum and ichi character". It's a collective name given to the Japanese swords made by the thirteen swordsmiths who were in attendance to the emperor Go-Toba in 1208.

The swordsmiths normally inscribed the character "Ichi" (一,one) as their signature. They further received permission to append the Imperial Chrysanthemum crest (菊, kiku).

The artifact weapon is inspired by the Final Fantasy series, in which Kiku-ichimonji is typically one of the more powerful weapons of the Katana class.

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