Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S

Dao Swords

Dao Swords

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

  • Hand Forging

  • Folded Steel

  • Clay Tempering

  • Silver Fittings

  • Damascus 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.

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