In Chinese language, the word "dao" usually refers to any single-edged blade. Single-edged blades had been used in China as early as the Shang Dynasty and the dao has taken several variations throughout the different dynasties.
The Qing Dao is the single-edged blade used during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). It was a common cavalry and infantry weapon characterized by a single-edge, slightly-curved and single-handed blade. It is a sturdy weapon which is good for chopping and slashing. The slight curve also makes it effective in the thrust.
The Yanling Qing Dao has a beautiful blade made of folded steel. The scabbard is hardwood with red laquer and brass ornaments. The handle is hardwood wrapped with black cotton cord for additional grip. The disk-shaped handguard is made of brass.
|Blade Material : Folded Steel||Blade Length : 74cm|
|Handle Length : 18cm||Width at Handguard : 3.9cm|
|Thickness at Handguard : 6.0mm||Width near Tip : 3.6cm|
|Thickness near Tip : 3.0mm||Fitting Material : Brass|
|Scabbard : Redwood|
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