Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
- JGR
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S

Odachi / Nodachi

Odachi / Nodachi

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 said to have been used by the Gods of Japanese mythology. It was carried by foot soldiers 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 use and durable enough for tameshigiri, bamboo, and iron wire.

Nodachi vs. Odachi? 
 

Nodachi literally translates to "Field Sword", while Odachi means "Large / Great Sword". The question is, is there an actual difference between the Nodachi and the Odachi? The simple answer is no. Historical documents show that Japanese of the time used the two terms interchangeably. You could say that when referring to a sword as Nodachi, you are specifying the application of the sword (to be used in the battlefield), whereas with Odachi you are talking about the size of the weapon (as a greatsword). At the end of the day, as opposed to many misconceptions about this fact, they are the same weapon

 

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