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Jessen Klaus




Location: Denmark/ Fredericia
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PostPosted: Thu 17 May, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Help me identify this sword         Reply with quote

I am the proud owner of a replica of a chinese style sword.
Can anybody help me by identifying it ?
The sword are ca 90 cm long, the blade ca 70 cm long.
Heres some pictures of the blade.

Best regards
Klaus jessen



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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Thu 17 May, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe Manouchehr might be able to give you an answer to this. For the time being, it's probably a good idea to check his thread on daos:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...inese+daos
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Manouchehr M.





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PostPosted: Sun 20 May, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dear Jessen,

Sorry for the late reply. I have been very busy writing my seond book that requires lots of research. Your replica sword is based on a Chinese yanmadao. Note that the blade remains almost straight. For comparisons please see the attached example of an antique yanmadao.

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Manouchehr



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Jessen Klaus




Location: Denmark/ Fredericia
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PostPosted: Sun 20 May, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the info , I really appreciate it.
Does anybody dare to make a gues on the maker ?

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Klaus
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Mike Newton





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PostPosted: Tue 22 May, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Heya, new member here, so bear with me if I mess up.

It looks like a Paul Chen/Hanwei reproduction, there is a photo here http://www.piecesofhistory.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=SH2074 of a link to the catalogue.

I noticed that your photo shows the tang being riveted through the top of the hilt, where as in the catalogue photo, it shows a ring on the top of the hilt, Has your sword been modified in any way?

Mike
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James Odell




Location: Belton, Texas
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

it looks like a Kris Cutlery "Golden Dao" to me
http://kriscutlery.com/chinese/golden_dao.htm
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Jessen Klaus




Location: Denmark/ Fredericia
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry for the late reply !
I a'm not convinced yet that I have found the maker.


Chers Klaus
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Allan Senefelder
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know who the maker is but unless my eyes decieve me in the second pic showing the forte of the blade the blade appears to be either pattern weld or damascus ( the "watery" effect of it is more obvious twords the top of the blade).

Mannoucher, you'r pic looks like one of pcay's ebay auctions ( i've bought several items from him over the years) from the photographic style.
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E Stafford




PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks like a Dao, Chinese war sword.
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Brian Brazier




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I belive that is a Zheng-Wu Forge Qing Wang Dao http://www.zheng-wu.com, if you don't mind me asking where did you find it and how much did you pay? I am looking for one myself, and want to get an idea of price.
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Jessen Klaus




Location: Denmark/ Fredericia
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Spot on Brian !
I have talked with the Zheng-Wu Forge and they have confirmed that it is one of thers blades.
Thanks to ewerybody who helped me on this.

Best regards
Klaus

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