Hanwei Dadao

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$339.00

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.

Details

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.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 953mm 37.5"
Blade Length 565mm 22.25"
Handle Length 362mm 14.25"
Weight 1.05 Kg 2 lbs 5 oz
Point of Balance 114mm 4.5"
Width at Guard 44mm 1.74"
Width at Tip 97mm 3.8"
Thickness at Guard 5.08mm 0.2"
Thickness at Tip 3mm 0.1"
Blade Steel 1566
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.