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This is an interesting example of a single “hudiedao.”  It was never issued with a companion and has a fully round handle meaning that it cannot be slid into a scabbard besides another weapon.  Short swords such as these were often issued to milita members who were armed with rattan shields.  While not strictly the same as a hudiedao, its clear that this weapon is taking its styling cues from these other swords.  The style of its leather scabbard, hilt and hand-guard are all identical to…

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Swords and Antique Weapons for Sale - International

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Another set of Hudieda exhibiting different styling.  An S-guard is used on these swords, which are more common on Chinese weapons.  These knives are 45 cm long and are both shorter and lighter than some of the preceding examples.  Photo courtesy of http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

Another set of Hudiedao exhibiting different styling. An S-guard is used on these swords, which are more common on Chinese weapons. These knives are 45 cm

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These hudiedaos have thick brass grips, a wider blade better suited for chopping and a strong hatchet point.  Their total length is just over 60 cm.  This was the most commonly produced type of “butterfly sword” during the middle of the 19th century.  Photo courtesy of http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com.

A Social and Visual History of the Hudiedao (Butterfly Sword) in the Southern Chinese Martial Arts.

Swords and Antique Weapons for Sale - International

Buyers and sellers of antique swords, weapons and related artifacts. Fine and rare authentic antique swords, daggers & edged weapons from all corners of the world.

Swords and Antique Weapons for Sale - International

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Hudiedao unusual iron guards Early fighting swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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These unusual hudiedao feature handles and blades that are both based on traditional Chinese fighting knives.  In this case the blade has been made both longer and wider.  Fighting knives do not commonly have hand guards, which are also missing from this example.  I have seen a couple of sets of knives in this configuration, though they seem to be quite rare.  These knives are 49 cm long and 65 mm wide at the broadest point.  Probably early 20th century.  Photo courtesy of…

A Social and Visual History of the Hudiedao (Butterfly Sword) in the Southern Chinese Martial Arts.

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The left hand side of a small Chinese Hudiedao (AKA Wing Chun sword or Bat Jaun Dao). - See this image on Photobucket.

The left hand side of a small Chinese Hudiedao (AKA Wing Chun sword or Bat Jaun Dao). - See this image on Photobucket.

Swords and Antique Weapons for Sale - International

Buyers and sellers of antique swords, weapons and related artifacts. Fine and rare authentic antique swords, daggers & edged weapons from all corners of the world.