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
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:
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.