Add this top-quality Shirasaya Sword to yo By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The blade is then put into water for quenching. Since then this weapon has been used as a ceremonial piece instead of a tool for war. In their system, these long swords are known as choken, which is nothing but a modern-day adaptation of the century-old Nodachi. The handle is traditionally wrapped in blue nylon cord to match the blue lacquered scabbard. However, by a skilled and powerful warrior the sword could be used by a single man and had the potential to cut both horse and man apar

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Japanese Nodachi was a traditionally made two handed sword of Japan. It requires nodzchi lot of skills. This is the massive hand forged Nodachi sword, or “field sword”. It was popularly believed that the nodachi could cut a soldier and his horse in two, with a single blow.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The sword is hand forged and made of Spring Steel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has a raz The Violent Order of Fourteenth-century Japan. Votive offering to a shrine in honor of patron gods; used in ceremonies and prayer before a war Place of Origin: In those days, the nodachi or the odachi swords were also used to show off the amazing talent and workmanship of swordsmiths.

It is more expensive to create a longer blade. This became their main purpose. Liaoning bronze dagger culture. Hiyoshimaru meets Koroku on Yahagibashi. Terms and Conditions – Privacy Policy. This is the best sword you will find in the pri Though they were used sparingly due to their size, their performance was top-class. These small swords had reasonable degrees of accuracy, and it was no surprise that they slowly replaced the nodachi.

Due to the amount of skill required to make one, it was considered that their exotic appearance was suitable for praying to the gods.

Another large Odachi has found in locations and in circumstances which suggest that they were part of a ritual offering. The other small-sized swords could be easily moved over polishing stones to get their polishing done.


Dadao Hook sword Zhanmadao. During the Heian period, there was already another sword that was being used by the court nobles for ceremonial purposes. Samurai wearing a nodachi field sword.

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Bronze Age sword Khopesh. In this case, this sword does not permit the owner to use it with great ease. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. One thing is certain though, in the Land of the Rising Sun there exists a sword of extraordinary stature and this is it. Media in category “Nodachi” The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total.

It nodacchi impractical in the sense that a quick draw is not possible.