Chinese Nandao Sword 1060 Carbon Steel
1060 Carbon Steel Nandao Sword Full Tang And Fully Sharpened, Non Fitting With Black And White Silk Wrap
Sword Type: Nandao
Steel Type: 1060 Carbon Steel
Blade Length: 50 Centimeters
Handle Length: 27 Centimeters
Blade Width: 4.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
Blood Groove: No Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): N/A
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): N/A
Kashira (Pommel): N/A
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): N/A
Ito (Wrap): Black And White Silk
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: silk
Chinese Nandao Sword
This heavy Broadsword is similar to the ancient Chinese sword called the Nandao which is made primarily for chopping and slashing; its most common form is also called the Chinese Saber yet the weapons that feature wider blades are at times called the Chinese Broadswords. The Dao is considered as one of the traditional weapons in China together with their stick / staff, the spear, and the sword. The Dao is known as the General of All Weapons in the country.
The Dao varies in style and this has changed over the centuries; it is commonly seen with a slightly curved blade that is single-edged yet when it comes to our Broadswords blade, it mirrors the appearance of the Dao that have been created during the Shang Dynasty the period of Chinas Bronze Age and are called the Zhibeidao which have straightened blades. The Broadsword is made of steel or iron which has been utilized by the time of the late warring period. During the Han Dynasty, the Dao became highly popular with the cavalry because of its sturdiness, durability, and its excellence in chopping. The late Han Dynasty was the time when the Dao featured slightly rounded grips and ring-shaped pommels.
In history during the Tang Dynasty, the Dao was one of the weapons exported to Japan and Korea, and these weapons greatly influenced the style of swordsmithing in both countries. The blades of the Dao from the Tang era are rather reminds the chokuto of the Japanese; in the preceding dynasties, specifically the Tang dynasty, the daos entire blade appeared straight. The most common side arms during this period were the single-handed belt-dao or the peidao and the two-handed long dao or changdao. Some of the blades from the previous dynasties still continued to live on and even had some of the descendants see military action in the twentieth century. The Dao was still utilized by a few Chinese militia against invaders during the 2nd Sino-Japanese battle and were primarily utilized for planned ambushes and attacks on the Japanese troops since the Chinese military and resistance groups had limited numbers of firearms.
The design of this Chinese Broadswords blade is made from a completely complex and scientific method since its shape, profile, mass distribution, as well as the geometry of its edge should all work in harmony to produce a highly efficient and fully functional blade. These factors should all be calculated precisely and is referred to as the Golden Section a specific process that ensures that the ratio of all elements relate and balance one another. Additionally, the Broadsword features a blade that has a width of 4.2 centimeters while its length measures fifty centimeters; the swords handle is about 27 centimeters and has an approximate weight of two kilograms.
Blade: The Broad Swords blade is constructed from quality 1060 Steel which in turn, produces a durable and efficient blade that is sharp and fully functional. The Broad Swords blade does not feature a blade spacer or a spacer (seppa) but its excellent quality and durability can be clearly seen based on the blades appearance as well as make. Additionally, the blade is also sharpened to perfection which makes it fully functional and ready for use during practice, drills, or even target cutting.
The Handle: The Broad Swords handle is part of the blade (a full tang) and is wrapped in beautiful black and white rayon silk.
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