A crash involving a van and a car led to both drivers being arrested after they were seen to threaten each other with weapons.
Witnesses called police after seeing one of the drivers pull out a machete and head towards the other driver.
It is alleged the other driver then pulled a metal bar out of his boot to defend himself.
The men had pulled into Centenary Close in Bladerton following a collision in Hawton Lane at around 8.30am yesterday (Tuesday 24 August).
They got out their vehicles and began arguing. Both brandished weapons but put them down after the daughter of the men screamed at them to stop.
Response officers were quickly on the scene and arrested two men, aged 40 and 52, on suspicion of affray.
The 40-year-old man was further arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis.
Both men have been bailed with conditions.
Inspector Sue Wain, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a shocking incident and officers did well to arrive quickly and make two arrests.
“We have conducted house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation and patrols were stepped up to help reassure the public, although we believe this was an isolated incident.
“Anyone who carries or uses a weapon in public in Nottinghamshire can expect to find themselves before the court.
“I would urge anyone who is aware of people carrying weapons to report it so we can quickly take weapons out of their hands and keep our communities safe.”