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.

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Avatar the Last Airbender Dual Broadswords Replica - Zuko
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Dao - Zhang Fu 1060
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Tang Dao - Qutu Tong 1060
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Chokuto - Toyama 1095
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Butterfly Swords - Wang Zhanyuan 1060
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Butterfly Swords - Shang Kexi 1095
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Dao - Xu Da 1060
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Han Dao - Geng Yan 1060
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Tang Dao - Dou Kang 1060
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Katana - Saigo Kiyokazu 1060
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Dao - Mao Wenlong 1060
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Baodao - Shengzu 1060
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Dadao - Fu Youde 1060
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Miao Dao - Chen Jin 1095
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Tang Dao - Tian Lingzi 1060
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Butterfly Swords - Tang Jingsong 1095
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Traditional Chinese Sword Folded Steel Blade Kung Fu Martial Arts Wushu Classic Tai Chi Dao
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Tiger's Embrace Dao Sword Artwork of Master Shen Zhou of Shen Guanglong
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Tenglong Flying Dragon Chinese Sword Folded Steel Blade Kung Fu Martial Arts Tai Chi Dao
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Straight Blade Dao Sword Folded Steel Blade Kung Fu Wushu Chinese Martial Arts Tai Chi Sword
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Straight Blade Dao Sword Folded Steel Blade Kung Fu Chinese Martial Arts Wushu Tai Chi Sword
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Seven Saints Chinese Sword Folded Steel Blade Full Rayskin Wrap Martial Arts Tai Chi Dao
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Dao - Zuo Baogui 1095
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Red Dragon Chinese Sword Clay Tempered & Folded Steel Blade Full Rayskin Wrap Dao
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Qi Sheng Chinese Sword Folded Steel Blade Kung Fu Martial Arts Wushu Tai Chi Dao
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Qing Dao - Yue Zhongqi 1095
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Qian Kun Miao Dao Hand Forged Damascus Steel Blade Chinese Martial Arts Tai Chi Sword
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Ming Dynasty Dragon Dao Handmade Folded Damascus Steel Beautiful Hada Blade Chinese Sword
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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).

One of the standout features of the dao sword is its design. These swords have a curved blade that widens towards the tip, providing the sword with a greater cutting surface. The dao blade is also thicker at the base, which gives the sword its weight and balance. This dao Chinese sword design allows for greater cutting power and makes the sword an effective weapon in combat.

At Swords of Northshire, our Chinese dao swords are completely authentic and functional. When you choose a dao weapon 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 dao blades are not only functional but also works of art that are crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Shop with us today and experience the quality and craftsmanship that sets Swords of Northshire apart.


Our Chinese Dao Sword Selection

Many of our swords feature:

Since our focus is on Japanese and Chinese tradition, each Chinese broadsword is 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.

FAQs

A katana is a japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history.

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana.

You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade.

Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

The most iconic and well known of all the Samurai swords; the katana is distinguished by its long blade and handle that is made to accommodate two hands and strike from a large distance. It has a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard. The katana has a set of dimensions that separate it from other samurai swords. A traditional katana will measure 3 to 4 feet in total length, with the hilt taking up one-fourth of the total and a characteristic curvature of more or less than 1 inch.

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.

Full Tang katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the samurai sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care.