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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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Very good hudiedao set

With fine carved hilts, substantial bronze D-guards, and subtle signs of heat treatment on the blades.
Hudiedao

Butterfly swords

English name for the húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)
Bat jam do 

Bat jam do (八斬刀)

Cantonese pronunciation for bāzhǎndāo, an alternative name for húdiédāo.
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Bāzhǎndāo  (八斬刀)

Alternative name for the húdiédāo.
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Húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)

A type of Chinese double swords with D-shaped guards.
Wide bladed hudiedao

Antique wide bladed hudiedao

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port cities of so

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Hudiedao set

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port

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A good pair of butterfly swords

Introduction

The hudiedao (蝴蝶刀), are a type of double swords peculiar to the port