Liuye dao or willow leaf saber here, this sword is hand-forged from 1095 high carbon steel and hardened to create a very hard but forgiving leaf.
The liuyedao or willow leaf saber is a traditional Chinese sword that originated during the Ming Dynasty. Most fighters wore the liuye-dao in a sheath attached to their back or waist and, they used it to cut and bump into a confrontation.
The liuyedao was used by both infantry and cavalry riders and because of its moderate length it was a versatile weapon.
In traditional Chinese martial arts, it is also a widely used sword and various schools of Chinese martial arts have included the liuyedao in their curriculum.
The blade is moderately curved and has a cut with a large cutting force on one side.
This Dao is hand-forged from 1095 high carbon steel and hardened to create a very hard but forgiving leaf. Suitable for chopping and cutting exercises.
Total length: 92,5cm
Handle: 20,5 cm
Leaf length: 71,5 cm
Point of balance: 16 cm
Weight: 1250 gram