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Pudao

Chinese Pudao Pole Arm Glaive 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

$480.00 $525.00

The Chinese Pudao, originally an infantry weapon, has been adopted into the martial arts and its use in the hands of a skilled practitioner is spectacular. Paul Chen's  Pudao is a weapon to be coveted by infantry of old and modern martial artists alike. The high-carbon 1566 tempered steel blade has an aggressive distal taper to promote quickness and balance and a long tang for strength, while the oak staff is tightly wrapped in a traditional pattern, which both optimizes handling and adds to the distinctive appearance, as do the dragon-head bronzed steel blade collar and bell tassel.

Overall: 69 3/4"
Blade Length: 26"
Handle Length: 41 1/4"
Weight: 5lbs 5oz
Thickness at Guard: .28


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from piece to piece.

1566 Steel

A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn

 


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