Yanling Qing Dao Chinese Sword Folded Steel Blade Brass Fittings--sgl5020
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.
|Shipping Weight : 2.5kg||Blade Material : Folded Steel|
|Blade Length : 80cm||Handle Length : 20cm|
|Width at Handguard : 3.9cm||Thickness at Handguard : 6.0mm|
|Width near Tip : 3.6cm||Thickness near Tip : 3.0mm|
|POB : 8.5cm||Weight without Scabbard : 1250g|
|Fitting Material : Brass||Scabbard : Redwood|
The swords are handmade, slight difference exists. We appreciate your understanding.
The wrapping on the handle can be removed or changed to other colors.