1060 Carbon Steel Chinese Guandao Sword With Synthetic Leather Holsters Saya
1060 Carbon Steel Guandao Sword Full Tang And Fully Sharpened With Synthetic Leather Holsters Saya, Brass Fitting With Sythethic Blue Leather Wrap
Sword Type: Guandao
Steel Type: 1060 Carbon Steel
Blade Length: 48 Centimeters
Handle Length: 60 Centimeters
Blade Width: 4.3 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
Blood Groove: No Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Brass Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Brass Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Brass Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Synthetic Leather Holsters Saya
Ito (Wrap): Sythethic Blue Leather
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: N/A
Chinese Guandao Sword
This Chinese Guandao has a blade of sharpened 1060 high carbon steel; The leading edge of the sword is sharpened. The guard and handle pommel are of brass. The wooden grip is wrapped with synthetic blue leather cord. This Guandao is a two handed battle ready weapon. With its wide blade with a long tapering edge plane this Guandao is a dedicated chopper of a blade.
Outdoor practitioners can use this to cut down things like bamboo, tree branches. Due to its cleaver-like blade some historians have suggested that the Guandao has its origins as an agricultural tool that was turned into a military weapon fit for outfitting levied troops.
Whether or not that is the real origin it became a reality when the Guandao was manufactured in mass numbers to outfit Chinese nationalist troops with a fighting sidearm to resist the Japanese Invasion in the Second Sino-Japanese War. It developed a reputation for effortlessly removing enemy heads and a mere glance at the blade gives immediate credence to such claims.