A dao sword is a single edged sword of Chinese origin that first surfaced during China’s Bronze Age. It is generally used in fighting techniques that require a lot of chopping and slashing. Often compared to a Chinese sabre, it has a slightly wider blade and is more accurately described as a Chinese broadsword. In ancient China, one of these swords was considered one of the four essential traditional weapons. The other three consisted of a stick or staff (gùn), a spear (qiang), and double edged sword (jian).
At Swords of Northshire, our Chinese dao swords are completely authentic and functional. When you choose a sword from our collection, you receive a recreated piece of history that celebrates ancient swordsmithing techniques as well as the might of the Chinese soldier.
Our Selection of Chinese Dao Swords
Swords of Northshire strives to offer a dao sword collection that meets the needs of even the most discerning customer. Browse swords that were made for practicing Wushu, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and other Chinese martial arts. Many of these pieces feature:
1095 High Carbon Steel
Since our focus is on Japanese and Chinese tradition, all our Chinese broadswords are embedded with classic Asian imagery and symbolism. Fight alongside a dragon, phoenix, or tiger. Dance among lilies, cherry blossoms, and bamboo. Whichever style blade you choose, make sure its design speaks to your aesthetic.
Swords from Us
Once you place your order with Swords of Northshire, a master swordsmith trained in traditional metalworking techniques begins creating your weapon. We send photos of the finished sword to the customer before shipping (for all orders). Your sword is shipped after sharpening and engraving. You can personalize your sharpening and engraving preferences, or create a custom sword! Shop with Swords of Northshire today to receive full tang, usable weapons that are perfect for dojo forms, cutting practice, or as centerpiece decoration.
If you have any questions about our sword styles, quality, or creation process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer service team today.