Will a Long Sword Best a Shorter Sword? The "Nodachi" double-length sword. samurai sword

Will a Long Sword Best a Shorter Sword? The “Nodachi” double-length sword.

In Kurosawa’s film Seven Samurai, Toshiro Mifune plays the character, Kikuchiyo, is shown hefting a sword so long that it has to be carried over the shoulder like a lance. A nodachi.