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Nodachi/Odachi - Synthetic - V2
Nodachi/Odachi - Synthetic - V2


 
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Synthetic Nodachi/Odachi V1
Curved handle to match guard.
No Fullers along blade or tapering on blade.
Minimal bend on thrust.
End cap, wrapped grip
Removable Tsuba.
Because of the length, there is some flex in this blade. Based on customer testing, that is historic as real steel ones had the exact issues. Its a real long blade. Do not expect this to be perfectly stiff, you must work your training around this. I've talked to many customer.
HEMA guys, I know this is odd, but its how physics work. Folks with an Asian Martial Arts background understand this and adapt to it.

Very Strong for intense training.

No saya at this time. We are considering it based on sales.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 21 Write a review »

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5 of 5 February 2, 2024
Reviewer: Max Sandifer from Farmington, NH United States  


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4 of 5 Really cool February 1, 2024
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hemet, CA United States  
Got the product, it's pretty cool. Communication is great.

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5 of 5 I use this for Miao dao June 21, 2023
Reviewer: Jonathan Shelton from Charlottesville, VA United States  
Great product. Could us a little lightening in the blade for the Chinese application. Drill a few holes and you’ll be ok. Best wishes to all reading this. Keep the old world alive in your studies.

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5 of 5 Super August 16, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vacaville, CA United States  
My grandson loved this item. Fabulous quality.

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3 of 5 Okay but room for improvement January 22, 2022
Reviewer: William Bomar  
I have two, 1 for myself (5'11"/180cm) & 1 for my (female 5'7"/152cm) sparring partner
Overall:
Right up front-I like these synthetic nodachi
As has been said, they are heavy in the blade--just like most synthetics
It is a good synthetic and I am considering more for future endeavors
Pros:
Long nodachi; could be called short o-dachi. Though not perfect for either, these work pretty well
The wraps are great. But maybe a darker blue?
Cons:
Long for nodachi and if you are looking strictly for Japanese longsword, these are a bit long
The tsuba is too small, only the size of a standard katana tsuba. Diameter should be 1" greater
-Handle
Too flexible & poorly weighted
Too narrow, even for the smaller hands of my partner. If it was less bendy, that might be less of an issue
It bends and twists under use, both during sparring and solo drills
This makes it difficult to grip in gloves for sparring and awkward to use even performing drills bare handed

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