The Update 1016 Balance Changelog says that the katana's firerate was reduced by 10%. Damage per second values on this page will have to be recalculated.
--Barinzaya 01:25, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
The loading screens often say that you run faster with melee weapons, and most people use the knife, but don't you run equally as fast with the katana? One person I met in-game said that you run five percent faster with the nife than you do with the katana, but I have yet to notice a difference. Any verification? — Karebu 10:44, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
- Another one of those who like to spread disinformation. I haven't seen any code in the script files that would distinguish the knife from the katana in terms of movement speed, and a quick test confirms this. —Weldindisdowa T/C 18:27, 3 August 2012 (UTC)