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Extremely affordable entry level Master Smith crafted Qing Dynasty Dao (Chinese Military Broadsword) by the artisans at 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).
High quality Dao are usually very difficult to find - most Dao on the market are flimsy Wushu style blades designed to whip in the air and make a loud noise when the tip flaps out like a fan, or are rather plain in appearance. Until the affordable entry level Master Smith forged blade of the Cloud Dragon Dao that is..!
With a folded 1095 carbon steel blade and attractive cast and hand finished fittings over black ebony wood it is both attractive and eminently functional, balanced 3.93" from the guard and weighing in at just 1.87lbs - making it fast and responsive as any good fighting Dao should be.
But it is also extremely attractive, both in the Damascus lines clearly visible in the blade to its shape and the austere appearance of the black ebony wood handle and scabbard with cast and hand finished Brass Cloud Dragon themed fittings.
Historically speaking, this is a replica of a mid to high end Qing Dynasty Willow Leaf Broadsword, deriving its name from the blades side profile's resemblance to the leaf of a willow tree and is optimized to deliver fast, shearing cuts with both the center of percussion and the tip, but can also deliver a fast and deadly thrust that is particularly effective on unarmored or lightly armored targets.
What surprises many people about this particular piece is it's price - but don't let the relatively low price tag fool you, this blade is the real deal and made to a level that only a Master Smith can achieve.
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!