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Han Broadsword, Royal Arsenal - Damascus Steel, LK Chen Forge

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Royal Arsenal Han Dao

The LK Chen Forge:

This Broadsword was forged by LK Chen, a forge that specializes in the recreation of ancient Chinese weapons featuring authentic dimensions, weight, balance and handling.

LK Chen weapons are all designed for cutting purpose. You can train cutting with rice straw mats or bamboo targets.

History of the Han Broadsword:

Created around 100 BC, the Han Dao is the ancestor of all Chinese Dao.
Its classic design became the standard for the next 800 years.  Representing the best steel blade available at the time, it was one of the best weapons to have on the battlefield.  The Dao Han was created based on the superior steel production technology of the Han military machine to meet the existential threat posed by the expert horsemen of the northern tribes.

The Royal Arsenal Han Broasword:

The Royal Arsenal Infantry Han Dao is a high fidelity recreation of a Han Dao infantry Broadsword as discovered in the Royal Arsenal at Chang An.

It is a beautiful, sophisticated and elegant piece to add to your Han sword collection.

The Royal Arsenal Dao has the classic round pommel ring and a subtle inward curve to the blade, with a slight outward curve change right at the tip.
A shallow groove runs the length of the blade, making the Dao even lighter and faster. This gutter creates a beautiful reflection of light depending on the viewing angle.

The Royal Arsenal has a thick full tang and a solid wood handle, beautifully wrapped in a silk cord.

The blade is made of Damascus steel (laminated steel) in 1060 Carbon steel (Medium / High carbon steel) reinforced with tungsten-vanadium T8 (anti-rust property). The medium carbon steel is a good compromise between the rigidity and flexibility of the blade. The blade does not break easily but still has sufficient hardness for cutting.

The fitting, finishing and final assembly of the sword is meticulously done by the experienced master craftsmen of LK Chen Forge. It takes a professional craftsman a full day to assemble a broadsword of this type with precision.

Broadsword Characteristics:

  • Blade length: 61 cm (24")
  • Handle length: 11.5 cm (4.5")
  • Ring Length: 3.8 cm (1.5")
  • Total length of the Broadsword: 76 cm (30")
  • Weight of the blade : 480g (1 lb. 0.93 oz)
  • Weight of the sword : approximately 600g (1 lb. .5 oz)
  • Sharpened blade with progressive taper:
    • Width at the guard: 25 mm / Thickness: 7.2 mm
    • Width at tip: 20 mm / Thickness: 4 mm
  • Blade cross section profile: triangular with slight ground
  • Blade length wide profile:  subtle inner curve at the middle of the blade and subtle upward tip.
  • Thick Full Tang
  • Solid wood handle Wrapped in a silk cord
  • Shallow groove that runs along the whole length of the blade


  • High quality ebony scabbard
  • The profile of the cross section is trapezoidal to fit perfectly with the triangular cross section of the blade
  • Chiseled edges, precision cut

Superior Heat treatment:

  • Hardness: 58 HRC
  • Hand polished to a soft shine and sharp sword edge

Ornaments :

  • Quality brass fittings
  • Classic round ring on the pommel
  • The Scabbard tip is an identical replica of the original ancient design

Product #47005

Brand :
Discipline :
Wushu, Taiji

Composition :
Damascus steel, Zamak (zinc-aluminum), Wood
Color :
Scabbard included :
Blade type :
Sharpened blade, Rigid blade
Blade composition :
Acier feuilleté
Blade length :
61 cm
Blade hardness :
58 HRC
Thickness of the blade :
20 mm

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Estimated delivery :
Thu 11th - Tue 16th Aug
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