Military dadao

length: 37"
blade: 22 7/8"
grip and pommel: 14 1/8"
weight: 2 lb 7 oz

This sword replicates a dadao used by the Chinese military during the Japanese invasion of China in the pre-WWII era. The poorly equipped Chinese army would have used any of several different materials to wrap the long two-handed grip - many dadao were simply wrapped with strips of clothing fabric, knotted in place - this one is wrapped in leather. The originals usually did not have scabbards, but a leather blade sheath is included with this reproduction for safety. This sword is extremely sharp and ruggedly built to handle heavy-duty cutting - anyone who has ever done test cutting with a dadao can testify to it's impressive power.