The Chinese War Sword is small and light compared to the practice saber, but is the actual model of the Da Dao used by the famous 29th Army, the garrison that protected Beijing. Known as the Da Dao Dui, or Big Saber Brigade, these were the famous soldiers who trained rope climbing, Chinese Wrestling and this war sword to be the best close quarters hand to hand combat army soldiers in China. It has an incredible feel in the hands, and as this is a real sword, I have taken through training sessions in bamboo forests as well as hacking through pine trees. The long handle encourages a strong two hand grip, and the wide blade allows more ease of rolling along the hand. It is just missing another two feet of blade to make it perfect, but the small size also allows great one handed use in stronger people.
Cold Steel sells the Chinese War Sword for $500 on their site.
|Name:||Chinese War Sword|
|Blade Length:||23 1/4"|
|Overall Length:||37 3/4"|
|Handle:||14 1/2" Cord Wrapped Handle|
|Cold Steel’s Price:||$500|