This nodachi/odachi sword was inspired by Sasaki’s infamous Monohoshizao sword, meaning drying pole, clothes rod, or washing pole sword. The name comes from the incredible length of the sword and its resemblance to the bamboo rods that were used in ancient Japan to dry clothes after washing.
Born in 1585, Sasaki Kojirō used this style of sword throughout his life. He was a well-known Japanese swordsman most famous for his battle with Miyamoto Musashi which ended with Kojirō’s death in 1612.
This replica of Sasaki’s personal Monohoshizao sword is the same length as that of the prominent Japanese figure. We use premium steel to create a blade through ancient Japanese forging techniques. Once polished to a mirror-like shine, you have a choice of sharpening and engraving. It arrives at your door complete with silk sageo/ito, genuine same' (rayskin), premium copper and iron fittings, and black lacquered hardwood saya.
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Each sword is made to order, so you can expect a lead time of 2 - 3 weeks before it’s ready to ship. Contact our expert customer service team with any ordering, shipping, or product inquiries!
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