Yaodao / Peidao
The yaodao, literally "waist saber" was the standard side-arm for the Qing dynasty mi
The Chinese saber comes in a great variety of curvatures, profiles, and with different combina
The terms peidao or yaodao are synonyms that were in use simultaneously in Q
A Chinese waist saber or yaodao / peidao of the first half of the 18th century.
Most Chinese sword blades were made with a high-carbon steel plate exposed at the cutting edge
The curved, single handed saber was introduced into China from the steppe by
The peidao (佩刀) or yaodao (腰刀) was the main hilted
Most Chinese swords and sabers are made with a hard high carbon steel edge plate sandwich
The ridged and facetted blade shape that is so well known nowadays from Japane
A late Qing dynasty niuweidao (牛尾刀) or "oxtail saber".