The Kung Fu Nine Ring Kwan Dao is approx. 80" long with a 29" blade and attached 9 rings. It weighs approx. 3.70 lbs. The blade has moderate flex and is made of steel with a chrome plated finish. This 9 ring kwan dao can be used for Chinese Martial Arts training, competition, and performances.
The Nine Ring Kwan Dao has much in common with the standard Kwan Dao both in form and function. The primary distinction is the absence of the dorsal hook and saw blades, now replaced by 9 rings along the spine. The rings are thought to blunt an opponent’s blade when used for blocking, while the distinctive snap they make is distracting.
Blade: Not sharpened