Dao Chinese sword

Dao Chinese sword

The hieroglyph “Dao” means a weapon having a curved blade with one-sided sharpening. Therefore, the Chinese name the dao word for knives, sabers, and even halberds (only in this case the hieroglyph “yes” — “big” is added). The Chinese also called the Dao Japanese swords.

The Dao Sword is one of the oldest weapons in China. Studies in Ancient History say: “King Suihuang cast metal and made a dao sword.” (According to legend, it was Suihuang who taught people how to make fire). “The true records of the two images” read: “Huang di made the sword dao.” What is a dao sword? The Exquisite Beauty says: “the name of the sword is pronounced ‘tao’, when you cut it completely — this is the blow of this sword. ” In the “True Records of the Twofold Images” the varieties of the Tao sword are described as follows: “There is a sword of four systems, coming from the war of Chi Yu and Huang-di to Zhuolu; there is a sword path used in the army; there is a wall-mounted sword used on a protective shaft; there is a long sword that the general holds in his hands. There is an image sword, which is an attribute of the Minister of War. It dates back to the time of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, is made of wood, adorned with silver, symbolizes power, and is the official sword. ” A dao sword was made like this: iron was burned out many times, the blade was made of refined steel, the blade was leveled from the back to the blade, the tip was sharpened as much as possible. The handle was made of solid wood, the length was set depending on the type.

The Dao Sword is one of the most widely used types of weapons. The halberd-dadao (the «big sword») could fight the horseman, the yaodao (the «belt sword») could be the infantryman, and the halberdu-pudao (the «simple sword») and the shuanshouday («two-handed tape») could be used by both the rider and the infantryman, and more deft than a spear. Therefore, in the history of wars, the dao sword was often used by both generals and soldiers.

Ours made a stylization of this weapon, based on the requirements of the historical reconstruction movement and the wishes of the customer.