Language: Cantonese
Source: Collector's / martial artist's jargon

Cantonese pronunciation for bāzhǎndāo (八斬刀) or "eight cutting knives". An alternative name for the húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀).

Various different transliterations are used, among which baat jaam do, bat jaam dao, etc.

Bat jam do is the most commonly used term for them in southern Chinese martial arts circles.

See: húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)

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Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€2000,-

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"

€3500,-

A rather well-made example of its type.

€1500,-

A purely Chinese guard and not a very orn

€175,-

Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.

€250,-

With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.

€1200,-