The Combat Steel Horse Knife is also know as the Pu Dao. This weapons stiff blade, unlike most long-handled broadswords, is a full-length high carbon steel and it is especially heavy compared to the single-handed weapons. This combat horse knife/pu dao is used in traditional external kung fu training, demonstration, and competition.
Known by many names (Horse Knife, Chai Dao, Thieves’ Encampment Sword, Pu Dao, etc.), the Horse Knife is a member of the Tai Dao (long-handled broadsword) family and is the brother of the infamous Kwan Dao (W061). The long and heavy combat horse knife has incredible chopping force. Where the broadsword slices by drawing its curved blade across the target, the Horse Knife brutally hacks in a fashion more similar to a machete or cudgel. By virtue of its long handle and ring-shaped counterbalance, the Horse Knife is far from unwieldy and has many techniques in common with both the staff and Kwan Dao.
Handle to end of ring: 43"
Handle diameter: 1.25"
Weight: 7.5 lbs.