Chinese Sword Chrysanthemum Qing Dao Hazuya Polish Damascus Steel Clay Tempered Blade
In China, the dao is considered one of the four traditional weapons, along with the gun (stick or staff), qiang (spear), and the jian (double-edged sword). Dao are single-edged Chinese swords, primarily used for slashing and chopping. During the Qing period there were a number of different styles and designs of dao being used; as a whole these groups of dao were called peidao, meaning “waist knife”, for how they were hung at the belt.
The blade of this Qing Dynasty Dao is made of Hazuya polishing Damascus steel that is painstakingly forge folded by hand. There are approximately 8,192 layers of steel, which is folded 13 times. The hamon is authentic all the way up to the tip because of real clay tempered. There are double grooves cut into the blade to lighten the weight and keep a better balance. The scabbard is a very high quality rosewood with pure brass mountings in a chrysanthemum pattern. The wood core handle is shaped to be very ergonomic, and is then tightly wrapped in the traditional method with ito. This sword comes in a high quality sword bag and certificate of authenticity.
Chinese Sword Chrysanthemum Qing Dao Fine Hazuya Polish Damascus Steel Clay Tempered Blade Features:
- HanBon Forge Chinese Sword Qing Dao (刀)
- Damascus folded steel, 8192 layers folded pattern
- Hazuya polishing, hand sharpened, clay tempered
- Double hi (blood grooves) to lighten blade weight
- Wooden handle core tightly wrapped with brown ito
- Top quality rosewood scabbard
- Pure brass mountings with exquisite engravings
Overall Length: 99 cm
Length (without scabbard): 95 cm
Blade Length: 71 cm
Handle Length: 23 cm
Blade Width: 4.0 cm
Blade Thickness: 0.8 cm
Weight (with scabbard): 2.3 kg
Weight (without scabbard): 1.35 kg
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