Language: Cantonese
Source: Collector's / martial artist's jargon

Cantonese pronunciation for bāzhǎndāo (八斬刀) or "eight cutting knives". An alternative name for the húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀).

Various different transliterations are used, among which baat jaam do, bat jaam dao, etc.

Bat jam do is the most commonly used term for them in southern Chinese martial arts circles.

See: húdiédāo (蝴蝶刀)

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Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.

Price on request

With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.

€5500,-

Mounted on a custom hardwood stand

€1600,-

A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.

€2800,-

Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.

€1600,-

With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.

€6500,-