Forge Direct Laminated Duan Dao
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Forge Direct Laminated Duan Dao

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Tradition melds with science in this modern interpretation of the ancient technique of the qiangang Dao style of sword making.

Made to Order, Ships in 6-8 weeks.

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Tradition melds with Science...

The Forge Direct Laminated Duan Dao is one of the most unique and revolutionary swords ever produced - utilizing the purity of modern steel to create a blade with a hard edge and shock resistant spine and core in a way that the ancient smith could have only ever dreamed of..

The wild pattern on the steel is created through metal extraction. It's achieved by grinding through the jacket layer of 1065 steel until the middle layer of T-10 is reached. The color of the steel is the natural unpolished look of the steel.

The five layer composition from side to side is: 1065, T-10, 1045, T-10, 1065.

Because the steel is placed in layers and welded together, they blend differently down both sides of the blade. The entire blade is then given a polish before the extraction on the edge. The reveal of the lamination is going to be different every single time, as the blend of the steels is never going to be the same, resulting in unique waves and patterns and making every blade in this series a true one off.

The process provides an edge hardness of 62-64, a spine in the mid 40's, and a medium carbon core that is very good at diffusing shock and is based on the ancient qiangang Dao making tradition, that is to say, an insert of hard steel supported by a softer shock resistant jacket so that the harder steel protrudes from the rest of the steel to maximize the hardness of the actual cutting edge. But by modifying this technique and using modern sword steels, the end result is a superior cutting sword that takes this ancient sword making method firmly into the 21st century..

How to Use

Designed for frequent cutting practice and/or display. Heirloom quality.
Blade Length: 19.8" (50.5cm), Handle: 6.2" (16cm), Blade Width: 1.29" (3.3cm), Blade Thickness: 0.27" (0.7cm), Weight: 2.09lbs (0.95kg)

Materials and Construction

Master Smith Hand Forged, Laminated (1065, T-10, 1045, T-10, 1065) and Sharpened blade. Rosewood handle and scabbard with brass fittings.
FREE SHIPPING direct from the forge in Longquan, China via EMS (USA & Canada) typically within 6-8 weeks (though please allow for unexpected delays)..

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees