Length: Between 2 and 3 feet long
Special characteristics: Broad lightweight blade, top weighted blades to increase swing force.
Hilt: at least a hand and a half commonly 2 hands
History: Certain versions of the Dadao were used in military combat but were most common used by civilian militia groups and ninja type secret groups
There are many variations including the 9 ring and the 5 ring da dao.
Below: the great wall of china. The Dadao (chinese great sword) was hailed as "defender of the great wall"
Ming and Qing Dynasties boast the Dadao as being a proud part of their history
The Dadao was such a deadly close combat weapon that it generally only took one precise strike to kill the enemy.
The Da Dao was so popular amongst the chinese soldiers that they had a marching song were the great sword was the main thing
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