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.
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, 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 it’s carrying style. Wakizashi swords were worn on the left side and secured to the waist sash instead of attached to soldiers’ back. Our nodachi swords for sale at Swords of Northshire 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.

Nodachi vs. Odachi?

The main difference between the two names is that nodachi literally translates to "Field Sword" while odachi means "Large / Great Sword." The question here is, do these two swords have appreciable differences? The short answer to this question is no. 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 odachi swords, 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 nodachi 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. Explore our collection of nodachi swords for sale today!

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