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Long the traditional weapon of China’s peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword, was used with deadly effect as late as the 1930’s in the Sino-Japanese War. Its single- or two-handed versatility, combined with the tremendous slashing power of its weight-forward blade made it the ideal close-quarters sword. Although the original sword had no scabbard, Hanwei provides a simple carrying case for protection and ease of transportation.


Overall: 37 1/2", 95cm
Blade Length: 22 1/4", 56.5cm
Handle Length: 14 1/4", 37cm
Weight: 2lb 5oz, 1.05kg
Point of Balance: 4 1/2", 11cm
Width at Guard: 1.74", 4.4cm
Width at Tip: 3.8", 9.6cm
Thickness at Guard: .20", 5mm
Thickness at Tip: .10", 2.5mm
Blade Steel: 1566 Carbon Steel

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Dadao Chinese Dao Sword Carbon Steel Live Blade

SKU: SH1012
GST Included
Only 2 left in stock

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