Dadao, Chinese traditional long sword

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 singleor 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. More information...

€221,00 excl. VAT
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Premium quality made by Hanwei (Paul Chen).

Key features:

  • Authentic styling
  • Powerful cutting capability
  • Scabbard included


  • Overall length: approx. 95.25cm
  • Blade length: approx. 56.5cm
  • Handle length: approx. 36.2cm
  • Weight: approx. 1049 g
  • Point of Balance: approx. 11.4cm
  • Blade Width at Guard: approx. 4.4cm
  • Width at Tip: approx. 9.65cm
  • Blade Thickness at Guard: approx. 5mm
  • Thickness at Tip: approx. 2.5mm
  • Blade Steel: 1566

Specifications may slightly vary from piece to piece

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