Named for its originator, the great General Kwan Yu, The Quandao started life as a powerful military weapon weighing over 100 lbs., but has since evolved into a martial arts weapon weighing considerably less (ours is 5 1/2 lbs.). The un-edged high-carbon steel blade has a distal taper for balance and is engraved in a dragon motif with the traditional bell tassel attached to the hook. The wooden staff terminates in a quatrefoil pommel and the blood cup and guard have a distinctive antiqued finish. Lighter and better balanced than most Quandaos on the market, ours is ideal for the martial artist training with this formidable weapon. The stand for the Quandao (OH2290) is crafted in solid oak and displays the weapon beautifully in the vertical position.