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 Post subject: Nodachi/Odachi
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:31 am 
Furnace Scrub
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Pretty much it's a quite long mostly two handed version of a katana (it was used on horseback as well so it may have been a little manageable at least for some one handed use) many of them were about or well over 5 feet long. Some of the longest ones were around 4-5 feet on the blade alone like some western two handed swords may have been

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HOfMqvs06XA/T ... achi+2.jpg

Here's an example of one


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 Post subject: Re: Nodachi/Odachi
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:06 am 
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Interesting, it would make a nice addition to the oriental flavored weapons.

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 Post subject: Re: Nodachi/Odachi
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:05 pm 
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And while we're talking oriental weapons Yumis (japanese bows) would be nice too. The term is used for both shorter ones that are called hankyū and longer ones called daikyū which were the largest ever bow being around almost 7 feet long and it was still usable on horseback because of it's design. Daikyū also had the longest draw lengths of any bow up to 43.3 inch arrows!!!

http://www.kyudo.lt/files/inventorius/yumi.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Nodachi/Odachi
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:05 pm 
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That would be crazy to see a minfig with a bow taller than it is, but it would be sweet for Centaurs ...

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