62 Hand Forged Japanese NoDachi Odachi Samurai Long Sword Skull Katana SHARP. This is the massive hand forged Nodachi sword, or "field sword". The sword was carried by foot soldiers as a counter measure against cavalry attacks. The massive blade would be wielded by two men to cut the legs out from under charging attacks. 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 apart in a single stroke.During times of peace the sword would be carried by high ranking Samurai as a sign of status. Due to its length the sword would be carried on the Samurai's back. Although this sword was slow, in the correct hands the sword was unstoppable. The sword has been made from 1060 Carbon Steel. This mighty sword is spectacular to behold and would grace any collection. Blade: The blade of the sword has been made from 1060 carbon steel. It has been constructed from through hardened 1060 carbon steel. The blade features a single Bo-Hi (blood groove) for better balance and a audible feedback when the sword is swung.
The sword has a massive tang to match the length of the blade. It can be disassembled for maintenance. Blade is sharpened and suitable for target cutting (bamboo / tatami mats). Scabbard: The scabbard of the sword is wooden with a high gloss white finish.
A white sageo has been tied around the brass kurigata of the scabbard. Guard: This is a metal alloy tsuba features a skull design. Handle: The fuchi Kashira (collar and end cap) are also alloy with the same skull design.
The ito wrap is white with tight alternating crossovers in katatemaki battle wrap style, over black samegawa. Two bamboo mekugi secure the tang of the sword into the tsuka. Hand Forged 1060 Carbon Steel. Single groove on both sides of the blade. Fully Sharpened Razor Sharp Edge.
Fuchi & Kashira (Collar & Buttcap). White ray skin samegawa Full Tang secured by two mekugi pins. (1) The sword comes with a silk sword bag, but the wooden stand is NOT included. We are offering customization for those who like to personalize their sword.
Japanese Tsuba & Fuchi Kashira Set Hand Guard / Collar / End Cap (No Charge). You can choose one of the Sageo & Ito cord (scabbard & Handle cord) here to replace the original color (No Charge).
Your choice of ray skin Samekawa (No Charge): Green, Red, Black, White. We can wrap your tsuka (handle) in two different ways (No Charge): Hineri Maki (Traditional Criss-Cross Wrap) or Katate Maki (Battle Wrap). Your choice of silk sword bag (No Charge): (please note that you will get a random color if you do not specify a type).
For custom orders, please note that it would take up to 2-5 days. Other special requests may take more time. Item must be in their original packaging and accessories.
No signs of being used, and or scratches. All presumed defective or wrong items must obtain an authorization before returning. Item must be in their original packaging. The item "62 Hand Forged Japanese NoDachi Odachi Samurai Long Sword Skull Katana SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese".
The seller is "kaze99" and is located in HONG KONG. This item can be shipped worldwide.