Chinese pudao

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 is not an exhibition toy with a wobbly blade - this polearm is a *weapon* with a hefty head, a sharp edge, and a sturdy shaft - and it's a joy to wield!

length: 69"
blade: 28"
blade width: 3 5/8" at widest
shaft/grip: 37"
dragon mount: 3 3/4"
hilt ring: 3"
weight: 4 lb 12.2 oz

Price: $270

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