Any sword lovers out there??

Yes - I like swords.
Yes - I collect them.
Yes - I have a Navy Cutlass.

Yes - I would like to add the 48 inch - double sided - Excaliber style Broadsword.

Yes - I'm looking for a "split" bladed - kukhri styled knife - in the 12-14 inch size. (Fang).

My wife has the wicca blades of a priestess - I have the wicca split blade of a Warlock (my first fang).
(Yes WICCA).
I also have a Two handed - 35 inch - double sided - Sword Breaker and a 35 inch - double edged - dagger style - Fighting "Short" sword (used for certain WICCA ceremonies).
nice topic.
I go to see some online sites and one good one is definately museum replicas posted earlier.

I think of starting a sword collection wether it be antique or modern.

I got one antique ottoman curved long sword and a portoguese ww1 bayonet.
My Grandpa Gunto (Japanese Military Sword) served in PETA

Example Pictures


Shin-Gunto 1934 (Army Officers Type 3)

PETA (Pembela Tanah Air or Defenders of the Motherland) @ Malai (Malaya) Giyugun


R.O.C (Kuomintang) Sword

According to Scott Rodell, the 2-handed "Da Dao" was used by
Nationalist troops in the 1930s-40s as a close-quarters
weapon during planned ambushes on Japanese
soldiers in appropriate terrain such as tall grass
or paddy fields, and by artillery soldiers to
defend themselves when their lines are over-run by
the enemy. The Chinese Red Army was also similarly equipped.
The weapon was a direct descendent of the Ming Dynasty sword-polearms shown above.

Pictures From Left to Right:

first row:
1930s-40s Nationalist (Kuomintang) soldier with
the "Da Dao"

1920s Warlord soldier with the "Da Dao"
strapped behind his back but the
ring pommel handle is clearly seen

Nationalist Army No. 29 Corps soldier with his
weapon slung on his right shoulder

Modern day mainland Chinese practitioner of the "Da Dao"

second row:
Elite "Da Dao" squads of the Nationalist Army
No. 29 Corps with their weapons drawn,
ready for a close-quarters showdown with
the Japanese Army. Note that there are
more men of the same unit down the
row with their weapons drawn as well.

Soldier of the Nationalist Army No. 29 Corps
taking aim with his rifle and with his
"Da Dao" slung behind his back, at the
Marco Polo Bridge in Beijing in 1937,
just before the onset of the Sino-Japanese War

third row:
An original standard issue Nationalist Army
"Da Dao" with its leather scabbard, with a handle vs blade
ratio of 1:1. Note the Nationalist Party
symbol on the scabbard near the
scabbard mouth. The 4 Chinese characters on
the blade state: "Destroy the Communists and
Resist the Japanese".

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Miao Dao @ Chang Dao (Long Sword)








Miao Dao, often referred to as Chang Dao prior to Republican Era. It was developed in the campaign against pirates (or ?? - WoKou) aka Japanese Pirate @ Japanese Bandits along the Chinese coastline border in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD).

Miao Dao, along with its martial art was less well known after as it is practice only within few martial art families.

During the war against Japanese invasion in Republican era (1912 - 1949 AD), Miao Dao is again utilised by the army. The name of "Miao Dao" was obtained during this period and the art has since opened to every martial art practitioner.