Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: Blade Material, Usable, None
Fun beater, easily cleaved just about anything. Somewhat soft steel.
In addition to chopping this and that and "test cutting" (ha ha) I used my condor dadao to demolish an old couch so I could fit it in my van. I was careful to not hit any of the metal parts. I was surprised that I ended up with a few rolls on the blade. This was easily fixed with a block sharpening steel, but I am surprised that 1075 carbon steel rolled rather than chipped. Anyway I was chopping very hard wood and that's not really what a sword is for. But still. The balance in this hefty sword is somewhere between where a sword practically probably should be and an axe (especially if you were theoretically going to fight somebody armed with a similar weapon) you can't move it around that fast, but it hits very hard. I feel like something may have been off with the heat treat, because I don't think so hefty a blade should take damage from striking wood, but who knows.