With high-quality steel and intricate detail, our odachi samurai swords are made in the traditional Japanese style. The odachi sword, also known as a nodachi, is a great, long sword that was either used by foot soldiers or as a ceremonial piece. It was carried on the back or by hand, the latter being more practical to easily draw it in battle. This differs from other samurai swords, such as the wakizashi that was worn on the left side, secured to the waist sash. Whether you want to take an odachi into battle or display it proudly in your home, our swords are handcrafted with the best materials for a fully functional sword that can be sharpened to your desired edge. It is an excellent choice for dojo and iaido uses and durable enough for tameshigiri, bamboo, and iron wire.
Both Nodachi and Odachi swords were created in the feudal times for war purposes. Although many would think that since they were made during the same period of time and for the same purposes, that they would share a lot of similarities. Instead, they are rather different. The main differentiating features between Nodachi and Odachi swords are their weight, length, and curve of the blade.