katana, our resting-place for the night, lay below us, buried in orchards of olive and orange.
Before long, another Arab met us with the news that there was an encampment of Druses on the plain between us and katana.
The two swords, the longer and the shorter—called respectively daito and shoto or katana and wakizashi—never leave his side.
a curved single-edged sword traditionally used by Japanese samurai
1610s, from Japanese.