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Luke Adams




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Quality Chinese Long Weapons         Reply with quote

Hey! Does anyone know of any Chinese "long weapons" (e.g. pudao, guan dao, monk's spade) that are produced by quality manufacturers such as Hanwei? Thanks, I'm trying to avoid making the long flight to Longquan to pick up weapons straight from the forge.
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 6:40 am    Post subject: Quality Chinese Long Weapons         Reply with quote

Luke, you should go here:
http://www.martialartsmart.com/weapons-chines...apons.html

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some of the Longquan ones can be had through ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Damascus-steel-hand-m...1213132825
Pudao like this seem OK; I have a similar one and it is fine. Halberd heads and many of the spearheads are OK, too. Of course, you'll need to fix a haft, but fitting a haft to a socketed head is easy.

Enlightenment swords has a zhanmadao, if you consider that a long weapon:
http://www.enlightenmentswords.com/product/dao_zhong_yi.html
They will probably be able to do other long weapons as well.

Lots of types of dao blades can be remounted as pudao, if you're prepared for a little DIY.

I don't know if I'd call many of the guandao "good". Some of them seem well-made, but they tend to be overweight guandao in the style of training/examination guandao, not the lighter ones made for fighting. The best guandao I've seen is the Hanwei one.

This seller:
http://www.chinese-weapon.com.tw/english-Prod...atalog02=1
has pretty stuff, but I don't know about functionality.

Also:
http://www.wle.com/store/combatLongweapons.html
http://www.chinatown-shop.com/en/Kungfu-Taich...27_48.html
and other martial arts sellers can have some good quality stuff.

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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Luke Adams




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, thank you both for your help.
I'm interested in finding Hanwei's pudao and guandao, but they seem impossible to find nowadays.
But the links you gave me were interesting!
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