This Green Dragon Kwan Dao is a sturdy weapon with the blade made of high-carbon steel that can be sharpened. The shaft and counter-weight is made of steel. The kwan dao has a detailed brass dragon head and guard. This kung fu long weapon is made by the Shen Guanglong Factory in China. It weighs approx 9.2 lbs.
General Kwan (the man for whom the weapon is named) wielded a long-handled broadsword that some say weighed 100 pounds or more. For traditional martial artists a heavy Kwan Dao is still the better. A heavier weapon is nearly impossible to use without proper form, forcing the student to learn the correct technique – or to have very sore shoulders. A heavier weapon also strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs for supporting the Kwan Dao and increases their endurance as they swing the weapon longer and longer.
Approximate Length (Overall): 84 3/4"; Approx. Length (Blade-inside guard to blade tip): 25 1/4"; Approx. Width (at the widest part of blade): 7 3/4"; Approx. Weight: 9.2 lbs.