Cutting Dao

“Chinese Cutting Dao” designed by Scott M. Rodell

Overall: 35 3/4″
Blade Length: 29″
Handle Length: 5″
Weight: 2 lb 3 oz
Blade Steel: 5160

Each blade is individually hand forged so lengths & weights may vary slightly.

In Stock! Our List Price: $319.50

CAS/Hanwei List Price: $490

Designed by noted martial artist and teacher Scott M. Rodell, Hanwei’s Chinese Cutting Sword provides a purpose-built weapon for the art of cutting in Chinese Swordsmanship. Utilizing a special steel formulation and heat treatment regimen developed by Hanwei, the blade optimizes edge hardness and body toughness, ideal characteristics in a cutting sword. The elegantly simple steel fittings reinforce the sword`s mission, providing uncluttered lines while still remaining true to tradition. The black leather-over-cranberry rayskin grip ensures secure handling. A rosewood scabbard with fittings matching the hilt completes an attractive package.

* Rodell’s books on swordsmanship include, “Chinese Swordsmanship – the Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition,” and “Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship,” both available on this site.

Scott Rodell Cutting Dao