Feb 28, 2011

Dadao 大刀 (Big Knife) - Chinese great sword

Dadao 大刀 Big Knife Chinese great sword sabre
Category: Chinese Saber (Dao)
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
9 ring Dadao 大刀 Big Knife Chinese great sword armory
There are many variations including the 9 ring and the 5 ring da dao.

Below: The dadao great sword antique from 1933
Dadao 大刀 Big Knife Chinese great sword
Cold steel is known for replicating many ancient swords and they did a great job with the Da Dao.
The unique base of the Dadao is specific to this sabers hilt
Below: the great wall of china. The Dadao (chinese great sword) was hailed as "defender of the great wall"
great wall of china defended with Da Dao great sword
A young martial art student practises chinese kung fu with the 9 ring Da dao
young kung fu ninja practicing martial arts with dadao great sword saber
Ming and Qing Dynasties boast the Dadao as being a proud part of their history
Dadao 大刀 Big Knife Chinese great sword on soldiers during war japanese
Chinese soldiers had guns and great swords in the second sino-japanese war. While fighting the Japanese around the 1930's
Dadao 大刀 Big Knife Chinese great sword on soldiers during war japanese
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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1 comment:

fasano.p@tiscali.it said...

Beatiful sword,is possible have a new replica with blade in Steel

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