Musha Musashi Odachi
From the Musha Collection comes this intricately hand forged Musashi Odachi Katana. The Full tang 1045 high carbon steel makes this a resilient katana that is sharp right out of the box.
The traditional black Odachi features a tsuba designed by the Japanese swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Arguably the most famous Japanese swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi was undefeated in 61 duels. He is a unique swordsman that utilizes double bladed swordsmanship. Not only was he a great swordsman, Musashi was also a philosopher and a writer. In his final years he authored “The Book of Five Rings” Which dealt with his practical martial arts and its significance.
An ōdachi (large/great sword) was a type of traditionally made Japanese sword used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. In terms of practicality, the Odachi has two main uses. Ceremonial and infantry sword. Ōdachi are difficult to produce because their length makes them more complicated, but they were very popular during the Edo period. During the Edo period Odachi was seen as a fashion, commonly seen in various ceremonies.
An additional feature is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi are commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the katana, and actually has nothing to do with channeling blood. Making the Katana lighter enables the user to weld the katana more smoothly and puts less stress on the hands. Not to mention it benefits some advance cutting techniques that require the katana to change direction rapidly.
All Musha swords are able to be fully disassembled. The Mokko Gata style Tusba, Fuchi, and Kashira all can be swapped out for a different set. The real wood handle is wrapped with traditional cotton. Included with this Odachi is a maintenance kit to make sure your katana lasts a lifetime as well as a sword bag and a deluxe gift box.
1045 Carbon Steel Blade, Wood Scabbard
69.5"L x 7.5"W x 4"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 30 Day
— 66" Samurai Sword
— 1045 Carbon Steel
— 50" Full Tang Blade
— Razor Sharp Edge
— Constructed With Muku-Kitae Process
— 16" Handle
— 45-52 HRC
— Brass Musashi Tsuba
— Forged In China
Shipping Availability— USA
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Ships In2-3 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return