Before all other weapons, Tenno master the Skana. This simple blade becomes immensely powerful in the hands of a master. For Tenno, it is the foundation of their fighting style and a pillar of their culture.
The Skana is one of two starting Melee weapons available to new Tenno during the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue.
Of all the starter weapons available during the Vor's Prize Quest, the Skana is the only one that cannot be bought with Credits, but instead has to be built with a blueprint acquired through the market.
The Skana was the very first Melee weapon available to new players prior to Plantilla:Ver.
This sword slightly resembles a katana , used by the Japanese samurai of the Medieval Age.
The Skana more accurately resembles the Russian Shashka, mirroring the curve of the blade and lack of crossguard.