This Traditional Long Chuan Tai Chi Dao (Tai Chi Broadsword) is beautifully crafted by the Long Chuan Sword Factory. It has a sturdy high carbon steel blade with 2 fullers for stiffness. The blade starting at the S shaped guard is about a 1/4" thick on the spine and 1/8" on the edge, tapering to the tip. This Tai Chi Dao's fittings, guard, and pommel ring are plain brass. The scabbard and handle are made of dark rich Teak Wood. The Tai Chi Dao is full tang and the blade though sturdy has slight flex at approximately 8" from tip depending on blade length. Approx. Blade lengths are available in 28", 30", and 32".
The Long Quan Tai Chi Dao (tai chi broadsword) is unique among dao broadswords. Its taper is much gentler than the more martial variety and has no flare. Shen Family Swords: Many sword-making families now live in Long Chuan, but the most famous among them is the Shen family. The Shen family's swords have been known to have the best quality and skill for hundreds of years. In the 1911 Long Chuan Master Sword competition, a sword forged by the third generation of the Shen family stabbed through three solid brass blanks as well as split a sword from another maker in half, thus earning the title "King of Swords." The Shen family Long Chuan Master Sword were praised as national treasure in China by the people of the highest social class. In 1942, a Long Chuan Master Sword was made for the second president of the Republic of China by special request and in 1955, a special customized Long Chuan Master Sword was made for Chairman Mao Zhe Don.
Swords are hand forged and specifications can vary slightly with each sword.
Approximate Sword Specifications
Handle Length: 8"
Approx. Overall Sword Weight:
28" 1.85 lbs.
30" 1.95 lbs.
32" 2.10 lbs.
Balance Point Blade Side Approx : 2"
Sword Flexibility: Rigid blade with very little flex
Sword Material: High Carbon Corrosion Resistant Steel
Wood Material: Teak Wood
Sword Blade Blunt