The Power Armor Tamahagane Katana is a heavy duty single-edged, curved long sword. Designed specifically to be wielded by personnel wearing power armor. It features a blade that is 28% larger than a Tamahagane Ta-W1-1a - Katana. It has the Tamahagane kanji manufactured into the left side of the blade in front of the Tsuba or guard. It comes with a Saya or scabbard that matches the Tsuka-ito (wrap of the handle) of the sword and designed to attach to power armor. The basic Tsuka-ito is made of cotton. The blade is manufactured under very strict guidelines using equipment purchased from Ketsurui Zaibatsu. The monomolecular edged blade gives the weapon greater penetration and damage.
The blade and handle are scaled for a power armor clad wielder. It is designed to give armored personnel a weapon choice when they can not safely use ranged weaponry, too close to an enemy for effective use of ranged weapons, or when needing to fight without energy weapons is required. The weapon is unwieldy for a person to use without power armor or cybernetic strength.