Although the "katana" has associations with "samurai sword" and represented the spiritual essence of the samurai class, this type of Japanese sword never saw.
Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi, Atlanta
The daishō (大小, daishō)—literally "big-little"—is a Japanese term for a matched pair of A daishō is typically depicted as a katana and wakizashi mounted in.
Description:According to the museum, the katana was born from the change to infantry style warfare away from the cavalry. Japan had yet to become a single country and was governed much the way Europe was in its Middle Ages. Shinkendo, the combination of old and new Japanese sword arts, has become a popular martial art to learn the techniques in using the katana. So you could say that the katana was the game changing assault rifle of its day. Samurai were enlisted to defend the land not unlike the way kings in Europe employed knights in times of strife.