Practically speaking, the function of nodachi fall into two categories—as ceremonial objects and infantry swords. Some nodachi were used in prayer before a war, while others were displayed in temples —reputedly as legendary swords from mythology.
Nodachi swordplay styles differed from that of other Japanese swords, focusing on downward cuts.
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Fire and Steel nodachis are greatswords that require a good deal of strength to handle. 170cm. 1045 High carbon steel blade. Comes in wood box, and comes with a silk sword bag, sword care kit, sword stand.