Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Richard's Odachi







































Hanwei Odachi specs:

Nagasa: 125,6cm
Nakago: 42,4cm
Motohaba: 3,85cm
Sakihaba: 3,05cm
Moto-gasane: 7,5mm
Moto-shinogi-gasane: 9,6mm
Saki-gasane: 5,4mm
Saki-shinogi-gasane: 7,4mm
Sori: 5,8cm
Kissaki: 6,7cm
Bare blade weight: 2065g
Weight in koshirae: 2575g
Steel: ?
Tsuka: 43,5cm
Tsuba: 8,25x7,7cm, thickness 7mm weight 138g
Fuchi: 49x26x14mm
Kashira: 45x26x48mm

Good read here:

https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/36505/hanwei-odachi

It appears that this sword may be a clone of this one:

http://japantrip.tripod.com/nodachi/tomomitsu.html

Other interesting links on Odachi:

https://www.ancient-code.com/the-norimitsu-odachi-a-3-77-meter-long-sword-a-sword-of-a-giant/

http://www.users.on.net/~coxm/?page=swords_niigata




Sensei's Birthday 2012