Forge Direct Tang Dynasty Imperial Yi-Dao
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Forge Direct Tang Dynasty Spring Flower Yi-Dao

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June 23, 2020 - Unable to Order due to backlog caused by Covid-19 and on temporary but indefinite hold.


Ornate Tang Dynasty, differentially hardened and folded two handed Yi-Dao fighting sword from the Baojian Forge. 

Made to Order, Ships in 6-8 weeks.

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The Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) is considered by many scholars to be the high point of Chinese Civilization.

Already well ahead of most other nations, by the Tang Dynasty Chinese swords were highly sophisticated - folding the blades to even out the carbon content, differentially hardening the edges and laminating various steels together to create the ultimate sword - a sword that was hard enough to cut a large variety of targets without losing it's edge yet flexible enough that it would not break or shatter when it encountered something too hard for it to penetrate.

So advanced and effective were these swords that they were exported to nearby Korea and Japan in vast quantities. And it was from swords like this functional replica is based upon that were the basis from which the Korean Jingum and the Japanese Katana was reverse engineered from - with swords like this displacing the Jian of earlier centuries and coming to dominate the Asian battlefields from the 7th to the 10th century AD.

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: 40.94" (104cm), Blade length: 27.55" (70cm), Blade width: 1.25" (3.2), Weight: 3lbs (1.4kg), POB: 4.72" (12cm) from the blade collar

Materials and Construction

Mastersmith Forged, Folded, Differentially Hardened and Sharpened 1095 Carbon Steel blade with art finish polish. Handmade wood core brass fittings on handle and scabbard.
FREE SHIPPING direct from the forge in Longquan, China via EMS. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, though if there is stock available it may come in substantially earlier.

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