Have You Seen This Ancient Giant Sword… At Nearly 13 Feet And Nearly 32 lbs


The Norimitsu Odachi Sword

  • 12.37 feet in length
  • 31.97 lbs in weight
  • Made from one piece of steel
  • 15th century
  • Kibitsu Shrine / Okayama Prefecture / Japan

Note how many people it takes to handle this sword.

Ancient Japanese legends speak of giants that used swords like the Norimitsu Odachi.

How big did they get back then?

Keep In Mind:

This is a Nodachi sword which is a very large two-handed sword and are significantly longer than the katana or even wakizashi swords. They were carried by foot soldiers as a weapon for war only, not open engagements (one on one fights).

They were an effective weapon against cavalry, though they were not commonly used. The sword was carried on the back not waists however it was not “drawn” from the back but rather lifted into position for single strike attacks. Nodachi swords are more difficult to wield due to their abnormal size and weight, but could be extremely deadly and were said to cut through a man and horse in one swing.

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    • That would be my guess. Probably a display model from a sword maker.

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      • That’s one possibility and another is that it was used by a larger than average man. 😉

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        • That is ten times the weight of a larger katana. 50 foot tall man? Even half that would be really something the size of a dinosaur. Pound for pound people don’t get stronger with more muscle mass. Maybe the sword belonged to a large gorilla, who are pound for pound somewhere between 4-9 times stronger than a human

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          • The pic popped up late. Those guys are tall, the ladies the height of the cars.

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          • You Stated — “That is ten times the weight of a larger katana. 50 foot tall man? ”

            My Response — This is a Nodachi sword which is a very large two-handed sword and are significantly longer than the katana or even wakizashi swords. They were carried by foot soldiers as a weapon for war only versus open engagements (one on one fights)

            They were an effective weapon against cavalry, though they were not commonly used. The sword was carried on the back not waists however it was not “drawn” from the back but rather lifted into position for single strike attacks. Nodachi swords are more difficult to wield due to their abnormal size and weight, but could be extremely deadly and were said to cut through a man and horse in one swing.

            You may be thinking of this sword like a katana used in a typical fight like in movies but that’s not what it is. The person who could use a sword like this is more than conceivable.

            History is stranger than you think 😉

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            • But even then, that style was phrased out because of its cumbersome ineffect. A larger one would be that exponentially. Maybe it was owned by the Cardiff giant before he came to America in retirement.

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              • You Stated — “Maybe it was owned by the Cardiff giant…”

                My Response — The Cardiff giant wasn’t Asian and was created out of a fight between Atheist and Theist disagreements about history.

                The Norimitsu Odachi is a real artifact and Nodachi Swords were designed for a specific type of fighter in real wars. They are by design over sized and larger than the wielder. A person would not need to be as big as the cardiff giant fabrication to wield it.

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