A Chinese polearm, the quandao, as envisioned by Sifu Adam Hsu. You'll find websites claiming that quandao used to weigh 100 lbs - that's a sure sign that you're looking at a 1-800-swords'r'us website run by cretins who have no idea what they're talking about. The Adam Hsu quandao is unsharpened for safety in kata/forms work, but the blade is tempered high carbon steel distally tapered to improve balance. This isn't a display/kata/costume/dance wushu staff, it is a fully
functional polearm. Wood shaft, quatrefoil guard/tsuba, dragon motif decorations to blade and guard.
overall length: 80 1/2"
head width: 2 1/2" at dragon mouth
head width: 5 3/8" at back spike
head width: 3 3/4" at point of impact
shaft and butt: 54"
textured section of staff: 38 1/4"
guard: 4 1/2" x 4"
balance point - at bottom of steel collar, 34 1/2" from tip
weight: 6 lb 0.0 oz
Discontinued and sold out