Odachi that were used as weapons were too long for samurai to carry on their waists like normal swords. There were two methods in which they could be carried.
Odachi swordplay styles focused on downward cuts and different wields than those of normal swords.
The Odachi's importance died off after the Osaka-Natsuno-Jin war of 1615 (the final battle between Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyori). Since then it has been used more as a ceremonial piece.
The purpose of the Odachi can be categorized as follows:
Most Odachi were used for the first two reasons.
Our Odachi Giant Samurai Sword Features:
Weight: 3.6 Lbs