Miao Dao Chinese Sword by Dragon King SD11190. Stunning Chinese sword, Ming dynasty of 16th century. 5160 carbon steel, 57" overall, scabbard.
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The Miao Dao, the "grain leaf" sabre, receives its name from the early 20th century despite its ancient origin. Its history is a subject of debate among some scholars and sword enthusiasts but all agree about its reemergence in the mid-16th century by General Qi Jiguang who resurrected the sword to combat pirates raiding coastal cities. After the victory over the pirates the Miao Dao remained useful battling enemies of the Ming Empire which led to this famous general's men to be known as the "invincible Qi army". Highly coveted by the soldiers the swords didn't pass along this weapon easily, and neither will you when you wield your own Miao Dao by Dragon King.
Words like formidable and intimidating spring from your lips when you brandish this 4' 9" sword in your hands. The 18" handle is a leather wrapped wood core with brushed stainless steel guard and pommel. A dragon head blade collar contrasts the 34 ¾" forged 5160 high-carbon steel blade. The brown textured lacquered scabbard features a brushed steel belt ring for edge-up carry with stainless steel chape and throat.
34 3/4" forged 5160 high carbon steel blade.
18" leather wrapped handle.
Brown textured lacquered scabbard.
Blade Length: 34 3/4".
Handle Length: 18".
Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz.
Point of Balance: 3 1/2".
Blade Steel: 5160.
Made by Dragon King, distributed by Hanwei.