In my first book, I created a a Jedi-esque band of katana wielding freedom fighters. They have acquired super-human abilities of telekinesis through a gift from a benevolent, hyper-advanced alien race, and one of the select few whose bloodline shared the 'neo-gene' creates a resurgence in Japanese samurai culture. In the future, those with telekinetic abilities dubbed Neominds, are afforded the use of powerful melee weapons, as traditional firearms are obsolete in a sense. The story is full of betrayal, defection, and the eventual destruction of the future samurai aka Sintetsu. But my dilemma is, is the katana too generic of a weapon to integrate into a new school faction of elite warriors? Though I am incredibly fascinated by the samurai way of life as well as the beautiful katana, I feel it is overused. Thoughts?