The odachi sword is an impressive weapon with a rich history that dates back to ancient times. According to legend, this sword was so powerful that it could cut down an entire enemy horse and rider in one fell swoop. It is also known for its impressive size, with some blades measuring up to 6 feet in length.
At Swords of Northshire, our long odachi sword collection offers blades with different lengths and styles to suit your preference. Our blades are made with high carbon steel and are available in different finishes, including black, blue, and red. We also offer customizations, such as engraving or adding a bo-hi (groove) to your blade.
With high-quality steel and intricate detail, each odachi katana is made in the traditional Japanese style. The odachi, also known as a nodachi, is a great long sword that was said to have been used by the gods of Japanese mythology. It was carried by foot soldiers on their backs or by hand — the latter being more practical to easily draw it in battle.
The nodachi sword differs from other samurai swords, such as the wakizashi, due to its carrying style. Wakizashi swords were worn on the left side and secured to the waist sash instead of attached to soldiers’ back. Our swords are 100% real, full tang swords that can be used for dojo and iaido practice forms, as well as for display purposes in your collection.
At Swords of Northshire, our swords are made from high-quality materials, including 1060 and 1095 high carbon steel. Our craftsmen handcraft each sword with intricate detail and care, ensuring that every sword is a unique masterpiece.
When it comes to purchasing an odachi sword, it's essential to find a reputable dealer that offers high-quality, authentic swords. At Swords of Northshire, we take pride in our craftsmanship, using only the best materials to create our swords.
Nodachi vs. Odachi?
Primary sources reveal that the Japanese used the two terms interchangeably. There is some evidence that using the term for nodachi sword referred to the application of the sword on the battlefield, whereas with an odachi sword, you are specifying the size of the weapon as a greatsword. At the end of the day, both terms refer to the same weapon.
Shopping with Swords of Northshire
Whether you want to take a sword into battle or display it proudly in your home, our swords are handcrafted with the best materials for a fully functional piece that can be sharpened to your desired edge. Find your perfect odachi for sale today!