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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From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.

€2800,-

Built around a beautifully forged blade, in full polish, revealing a burl grain pattern.

€3400,-

Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€3200,-

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"

€5000,-

A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.

€5000,-

A rather well-made example of its type.

€1500,-
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