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 three starting Melee weapons available to new Tenno during the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue.
This sword slightly resembles a katana , used by the medieval samurai of the Japanese age.
Of all the starter weapons available in the Market, the Skana is the only one that cannot be bought with Credits.
A theory is that the name "Skana" might be a combination of the words "Space", because of the game being mainly ambiented in it, and "Katana", referencing the Japanese weapon, because of the tenno culture and reverence of the 'old ways'. Both words combined could be the reasoning behind "Skana", Space Katana.