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 pol..
The Dao sword has been hand forged from folded carbon steel, it features 8,192 layers of steel, giving the blade visible pattern (HADA). The blade is clay tempered hazuya polishing, the hamon is authentic all the way up to the tip. Double-Hi has been added to the blade to better balance the blade and give audible feedback when the sword is swung. This Dao sword is fully sharpened and its guard, fuchi and kashira are all made of brass with dragon design. The scabbard, handle are made of hard rose..