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On weight and balance

In researching antique arms -or any kind of material culture for that matter- it is of paramount importance to actually feel and handle pieces.
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An unusual minority dao

The wide blade with clipped tip mounted on a riveted wooden grip.
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Jeyen

Manchu word for the tip of a saber.
truong dao

Trường đao (長刀)

A large Vietnamese type of falchion sword.
Point of a blade

Dāo fēng (刀鋒)

The point of a blade.
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Dāo (刀)

Used to describe a wide variety of single-edged tools and weapons.
Chinese saber with curved hilt

Early Chinese duǎndāo

With rare downward curving grip as seen on artwork of the 17th and 18th centuries.