Q&A: I am hunting for the title of a actually long oriental sword, somthing like Do-? assist x-mas gift?

by admin on March 20, 2009

Query by daywalkr: I am seeking for the identify of a really lengthy oriental sword, somthing like Do-? assist x-mas gift?

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Reply by sishakara
there is a pole-arm called a kwan-do. seems to be like a massive blade mounted on a five-foot long pole.

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Miriam March 20, 2009 at 7:33 am

will it be Dadao Sword??

Long the traditional weapon of China’s peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword, 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.

thetsugiosan March 20, 2009 at 7:45 am

Do you know what type of oriental? In the Chinese culture, there are the aforementioned kwandao, pudao (Picture a dadao, but as a pole arm), and zhanmadao (A large and heavy, single edge longsword).

Japan had the nodachi (An extremely large field tachi) and odachi (Similar to the nodachi, but were more often used as symbols of armies or gifts to shrines and temples rather than war swords. There were some exceptions to the rule, however.) There was also the naginata (A halberd. Similar to the kwandao) and the nagemaki/ nagamaki (It was similar to the naginata, but more often than not it had a larger blade. It also came with an extremely long, wrapped handle.).

Korea also has shown some longer versions of kahl geom swords, with a few over 50 inches in length. I am, however, not as knowledgeable on Korean weapons as some.

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