Miao is both a remote location in China and an Ethnic group of people known for their exotic weapons. The Miao Dao sword is very similar to the tai chi dao, but it is much longer.
The blade on the Mia Dao is made of stainless steel which has been polished to a mirror finish. It is crafted with a rounded spine to increase it's rigidity. The guard is circular shaped made of brass. The fittings on the scabbard are stamped brass. The handle and scabbard are made of hardwood that has been sanded smooth with a thin lacquer coat applied.
Approximate Blade Length: 40.5"; Approximate Total Length: 56"
Handle 15"Approximate Weight of Sword: 2.25 lbs. (w/o scabbard) |n|
Approximate Weight including Scabbard 2.85 lbs.
The Miao Dao is a very long Chinese two handed dao sword which originated in China by General Qi Jiguang. The long double handed sword was used by the Generals soldiers to counter against the samurai sword. This Miaodao has a strong resemblance to the Tai Chi Dao but it is much longer.
This Miao Dao blade made of Stainless Steel has a mirror polished finish. The blade is very stiff. The Miao Dao is crafted with thick semi rounded spine to increase it's rigidity. The "S" shaped guard, pommel, and fittings are constructed of brass. The handle and scabbard are made of hardwood with a fine lacquer finish.
55 1/4" Overall length
Stiff Blade virtually no flex.