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CAS Hanwei Chinese Warlord Broadsword Dadao - SH1012

$153.95

MSRP* : $200.00 | You Save* : $46.05 (23%)
Part #: CISH1012 | CAS Hanwei
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Description
CISH1012: Chinese Warlord Broadsword Dadao
CAS Hanwei
 
Long the traditional weapon of China's peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword (1012GT), was used with deadly effect as late as the 1930's in the Sino-Japanese War. Its single- or two-handed versatility, combined with the tremendous slashing power of its weight-forward blade made it the ideal close-quarters weapon. Although the originals had no scabbard, a simple carrying case is provided for protection and ease of transportation.
Features
  • Authentic styling
  • Powerful cutting capability
  • Scabbard included
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 22.25"
  • Overall: 37.5"
  • Blade Steel: 1566
  • Handle Length: 14.25"
  • Point of Balance: 4.5"
  • Width at Guard: 1.74"
  • Width at Tip: 3.8"
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.20"
  • Thickness at Tip: 0.10"
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

UPC Code: 61564200238

CAS Hanwei Chinese Warlord Broadsword Dadao5.000 (1 review)
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CAS Hanwei Chinese Warlord Broadsword Dadao
5 out of 5
Honolulu, HI
Pros: Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Materials
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Meat and potatoes XL knife/sword
Great historical piece had at a fair price. Item arrived well- packed in a slim cardboard box within a larger, padded box, was still easy to unwrap. Everything was ready to go and pretty self- explanatory, quite a utilitarian but in my eyes beautiful item: the blade was well- shaped, of a good thickness and well- frosted in order to help discourage pitting/spot- rusting. The scales consist of a dark- stained wood and the s- shaped guard is tough brass that's stuck on tightly. While the hilt wrapping is nylon, it's a quite attractive red hue that is at least attested in the historical records. Ring shaped pommel seems to be made of a raw, unfinished steel, different in texture than the blade. I like the item weight, not as beefy as some other dadao replicas and easy to shift your grip or swing around without totally feeling like a battle axe. The scabbard is simple to use, I wish it came with a shoulder strap but I could see how Hanwei might've viewed this thing falling out of it as some sort of legal liability. I appreciate the nylon being less amenable to rusting than the leather versions other dadaos come with. This big knife cuts with ease, didn't give it a torture test but it seems to handle your standard fruits & veggies reasonably enough and came out of the box fairly sharp; it even seems to handle a machete field sharpener fairly well, sort of like a big parang. All in all a marvelous beater blade and a real affordable piece of military history!
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