Chinese Dao Sword T10 Clay Tempered Steel With Full Green Ray Skin Saya
T10 Clay Tempered Steel Chinese Dao Sword Full Tang And Fully Sharpened With Full Green Ray Skin Saya, Brass Fitting
Sword Type: Chinese Dao
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 53 Centimeters
Handle Length: 22 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.1 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Brass Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Brass Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Brass Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Full Green Ray Skin Saya
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: silk
Chinese Chinese Dao Sword
This Han Dynasty Dao sword has a dual-edged blade of high carbon steel featuring a wild blade groove. The guard, pommel ring and blade collar are high quality brass with an antiqued finish. The sword is paired with a hardwood scabbard with full authentic green ray skin finish. Its battle ready and capable of cutting down medium targets such as bamboo and tatami mats.
During the Han Dynasty, steel blades co-existed with bronze, before replacing them entirely. Metallurgical improvements allowed for swords of both varieties to become longer than earlier short swords.
The Han Dynasty had many novel manufacturing improvements; ironworking was a state-run enterprise and one province had large blast furnaces built that could produce several tons of iron per day a feat not matched by the west until the eighteenth century.
The Chinese even coated their metal weapons in chromium-oxide a protective layer that would not be used again until the 20th century. Their advancements allowed for blades such as this Han Dynasty Dao, to be within arsenals throughout the Warring States period.
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