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 blade of the Dao sword has been constructed from forge folded steel, clay tempered, hazuya polishing and highly hand sharpened. The authentic hamon and folding lines are clearly visible thanks to the hand polish. It has double blood grooves running the full length of the blade. Black lacquered sheath is hard wood wrapped with genuine rayskin and brass mountings. The handle core is also hard wood wrapped with black genuine rayskin. This Dao sword is a very good choice for dojo and iaido use, ..