Long the traditional weapon of Chinas peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword, was used with deadly effect as late as the 1930s in the Sino-Japanese War. Its single- or two-handed versatility, combined with the tremendous slashing power of its weight-forward blade made it the ideal close-quarters weapon.

The Paul Chen / Hanwei Warlord Dadao sword features a sharpened high carbon steel blade and red cord wrapped handle with brass guard. Includes a black cordura sheath.