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Old 12th August 2021, 05:05 PM   #1
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I just picked this massive Chinese Dao up with a small group of other items. The blade measures 28" x 2.75" and it is quite heavy. It has an unusual mix of features (to me) for a heavy Chinese Dao, such as the guard, the handle, the pommel(no ghost ring), etc.
I would guess the age to be 1900 to 1945 or even later. Does anyone else have an opinion?
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Old 12th August 2021, 06:46 PM   #2
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I suspect WW2 era Militia.
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Old 12th August 2021, 07:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the opinion; makes sense to me.
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Old 13th August 2021, 03:08 AM   #4
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Nice wide bladed variant. May I ask how is the balance on this beheader?

I would guess perhaps this was a civilian/martial arts/militia/security escort saber ? Just my hunch of a guess.
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Old 13th August 2021, 01:21 PM   #5
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Certainly, thank you for your interest. It is not evenly balanced; it is very forward-leaning, very heavy towards the tip of the blade.
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Old 17th August 2021, 03:29 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks
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