how to draw a Katana step-by-step

Draw an oval-shaped tsuba with a curved line for a 3D look as the blade emerges.

Sketch a narrow, open-sided cube as the habaki or blade collar, where the blade meets the handle.

Sketch the katana's blade with two curved lines, one on the back and one for the sharp edge, both ending at the kissaki.

Form a curved line parallel to the back of the blade, followed by a wavy line for the hamon or edge pattern.

Create the sword's handle with straight and curved lines and enhance the tip with a small half-circle.

Create a diamond pattern with curved lines on the handle to symbolize tsuka ito or cord wrap.

Create an image of a hollow tube by drawing two long, curved lines and connecting them with another curved line on each end.

Draw a sageo or hanging cord by enclosing a rounded rectangle with curved lines and adding a curved line in the middle.

Use curved lines to create a three-sectioned knot beneath the cord, erasing and banding shapes as needed.

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You too can easily draw a Katana following the simple steps.

Learn how to draw a great looking Katana with step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.