Dao Sword

Slashing and chopping are the primary functions of dao, which are single-edged Chinese swords with a single edge. It is also known as the Chinese sabre, although those with wider blades are sometimes referred to as Chinese broadswords.

A modest curve and single edge characterise Dao blades, however a few inches of the back edge are often sharpened as well. Because of the mild curvature, they are able to be highly effective during the thrust.

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