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Tang Broadsword, Frontier - Damascus Steel, LK Chen Forge

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Frontier Tang 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.

The Tang Dao Broadsword:

The Frontier Tang Dao is another celebration of the diversity of the Tang Heng Dao, with a straight blade profile and beveled tip. Some consider it an ancient proto Chinese katana.

The Heng Dao was expensive to make. As a costly military resource, it was forbidden to use the Heng dao as a funerary item.  As a result, very few specimens have been discovered today. Fortunately, Heng Dao was researched by Japanese delegations and sent back to Japan as a treasure for the royal court.

Even today, these rare specimens of Heng Dao are kept in Nara.

The blade is made of Damascus steel (laminated steel) in 1060 Carbon steel (Medium / High carbon steel) reinforced with tungsten-vanadium T9 (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: 74.3 cm (29.25")
  • Blade length without the habaki : 72.4 cm (28.5")
  • Total length of the broadsword: 100.3 cm (39.5")
  • Hilt length: 26.7 cm (10.5")
  • Grip length: 20.95 cm (8.25")
  • Pommel: 3.8 cm (1.5")
  • Weight: approx. 0.93 kg (2 lbs. 2 oz.)
  • Blade length wide profile: straight blade, beveled tip
  • Sharpened blade with progressive taper:
    • Width at the guard : 3 cm (1.1") / Thickness: 0.7 cm (0.27")
    • Blade Width at 61 cm (24") from the guard: 2.3 cm (0.91") / Thickness: 0.4 cm (0.16")
  • Balance point: 11.5 cm (4.5") from the guard


  • Composition : Quality wood scabbard
  • Brass ornaments

Heat treatment:

  • Hamon tempering
  • Differential tempering in clay cladding for a hard edge
  • Hand polished to a soft shine and a sharp edge

Ornements :

  • Elegant brass fittings that give a subtle visual effect in two tones

Product #47011

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Discipline :
Taiji, Wushu

Composition :
Damascus steel, Zamak (zinc-aluminum), Wood
Color :
Wood, Bronze
Scabbard included :
Blade type :
Rigid blade, Sharpened blade
Blade composition :
Acier feuilleté
Blade length :
74 cm
Balance point, from the guard (+/- ½cm) :
11 cm

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