Forge Direct Tang Dynasty Rosewood Dao

Forge Direct Tang Dynasty Rosewood Dao

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A true bargain - a stripped back 'bare blade' version of a fast and lightweight Tang Dynasty single handed Dao. Mounted in the equivalent of a blade 'in Shirasaya' to use the Japanese terminology. From the Baojian Forge.

Made to Order, Ships in 4-6 weeks (Baojian Forge is large, so production and shipping is faster than most of our other partners).

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Essentially a bare blade (what the Japanese would call 'Shirasaya') the Rosewood scabbard and handle can be considered to be either temporary housing for a remounting project or a left as is to focus entirely on the stunning 1095 carbon steel, hand forged and folded single handed Dao.

Historically, it is a Tang Dynasty Sword (618-907AD) which is considered by many scholars to be the high point of Chinese Civilization. Such swords were exported all over Asia, and were modified by the Japanese (known to them as a 'Chokuto' and often the basic form of what many consider to be a Ninjato) - the basic form evolved by the legendary Japanese swordsmith Amakuni.

While small, it is both extremely fast in the hand and well balanced - with buffalo horn used to mark the dividing line between handle and scabbard.

Do not be fooled by cheap and nasty imitations, this sword is the real deal. Almost never seen out of China due to the uncertain market demand and high expense of production. However, with Forge Direct, you have a rare opportunity to order one of your own with FREE worldwide shipping right here at the SBG Sword Store!


One of the biggest and most famous forged in China dedicated almost exclusively to producing historical, functional replicas of genuine Chinese Swords - the Baojian (precious sword) Forge joined Forge Direct in late November 2019 with many of the more expensive blades being personally forged by the current owner, level 2 ranked Master Smith Zhangshu Ji.

Established in 1956 with over 50 smiths (including several rank 1 Master Smiths) and 200 workers, this forge was selected in 1972 to produce 4 swords that were gifted to President Nixon during his historic visit to China and is renowned throughout the country as one of the best quality suppliers of premium quality traditional Chinese swords and ancient weaponry.

How to Use

Designed for frequent cutting practice and/or display. Heirloom quality.
Overall length: 28.8" (72cm), Blade length: 20" (52cm), Blade thickness: 700mm, Blade width: 1.3" (3.5cm), Handle length: 7.8" (20cm), Weight: 1.54lbs (0.7kg), Point of Balance: 3.93" (10cm) from guard

Materials and Construction

Mastersmith Forged, Folded and Sharpened 1095 Carbon Steel blade with art finish polish. Rosewood handle and scabbard with buffalo horn connection. Brass blade collar and lanyard/tassel dressing.
FREE SHIPPING direct from the forge in Longquan, China via SF Express or UPS, typically within 4-6 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 pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees