Chinese Pudao

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

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Infantry Weapon

The Chinese Pudao, originally an infantry weapon, has been adopted into the martial arts and its use in the hands of a skilled practitioner is spectacular. Hanwei's Pudao is a weapon to be coveted by infantry of old and modern martial artists alike. The high-carbon tempered steel blade has an aggressive distal taper to promote quickness and balance and a long tang for strength, while the oak staff is tightly wrapped in a traditional pattern, which both optimizes handling and adds to the distinctive appearance, as do the dragon-head bronzed steel blade collar and bell tassel.


Reliks Product ID 4562
Manufacturer SKU SH2072
Blade Length 26"
Blade Material 1566 High Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness at Guard .28"
Class Functional
Edge Type Sharpened
Full Length 69 3/4"
Handle Length 41 1/4"
Weight 5lbs 5oz

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"Impressive weapons, the blade is somewhat flexible but this is in part because of it's total blade length and a great deal of distal taper, but the blade near the " guard " is more than 1/4" thick tapering to around 1/8" thick near the point. The point may be a bit fragile if one thrust it against a very hard cutting target, and the last 1/8" of the point might bend as seen in a Youtube video by *******, but this could be easily fixed by bending back the point or shortening and re-profiling the point if it ever became an issue. ( It's a blade made for mostly slashing and cutting ). It came near paper cutting sharp and the steel heat treat seem good if a little softer than a knife blade, but this is a good thing that it has a spring temper not likely to break. The tang of the blade seems to run the full length of the handle checked using a strong magnet. The wrap around the handle is very tight and nice looking, the bronze " Guard " is very attractive. In rough use in period I assume that the warping might need to be replaced and re-wrapped if soiled by blood or dirt, but this isn't an issue for a collectable. The handling is very good and in a " Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse it would be a " Go To Weapon " once ammunition became rare and hard to find. Very good to practice " Solo " martial arts forms, but obviously with great care as it's a sharp and not for the more showy martial arts demonstrations as it doesn't have the typical ultra-thin floppy blade."

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