The Chinese pudao, originally an infantry weapon, has been adopted into the martial arts and its use in the hands of a skilled practitioner is spectacular. The pudao is a weapon to be coveted by infantry of old and modern martial artists alike. The sharp high-carbon tempered steel blade has an aggressive distal taper to promote quickness and balance and a long tang for strength, while the oak staff is tightly tape wrapped in a traditional pattern to optimize handling and adds to the distinctive appearance, as do the dragon-head bronzed steel guard and bell tassel. Note that this polearm is a *weapon* with a hefty head, a sharp edge, and a sturdy shaft - it's not an exhibition toy with a wobbly sheet-metal blade.
blade width: 3 5/8" at widest
dragon mount: 3 3/4"
hilt ring: 3"
weight: 4 lb 12.2 oz
Previously discontinued -- now returned to production -- first new shipments arrive Fall 2014 -- pre-order or email to reserve yours now!