Chinese dao broadsword

length: 28"
blade: 22 3/4"
blade width: 1 1/8"
grip: 5"
guard: 3 1/8" x 2 3/4"
weight: 1 lb 12 1/2 oz

Sweet one-handed Chinese dao - classical shape and configuration. Used by Imperial troops against rebels and colonial invaders, by Warlord troops against competing warlords, by river pirates, by anti-river pirates, by independent warriors, by bodyguards of rich merchants ... heck, this style sword was used pretty much by everybody in China to hack up everybody else throughout the 1800's. Pommel and grip are tight, round guard is loose, as per usual construction for proper intimidating rattle. Blade is 1/4" thick at the spine, tapering down to about 1/32" at the point. Wooden scabbard wrapped in cloth and lacquered black.