Shi yong Dadao shu (Practical sabre manual), 1933

(1901-1945)

Shi yong Dadao shu (Practical sabre manual), 1933

Postby Thearos » 24 Apr 2012 23:26

Just noted a group which seems to have found an 1933 manual for the "dadao", the munition-grade two handed Chinese sword used in the C20th by the military.

http://www.chineselongsword.com/dadao.shtml

They charge for the download, but there are some pics and translations from the manual, which give a sense of the instructions and illustrations. Basic guard seems to be "Vom Tag". I thought this might be interesting.
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Re: Shi yong Dadao shu (Practical sabre manual), 1933

Postby Thearos » 24 Apr 2012 23:41

I'm aware that this isn't quite WMA-- but it seems to me that the period, the type of manual, and the fact that there is a group working on historical documents of this sort, might be of interest to people here.
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Re: Shi yong Dadao shu (Practical sabre manual), 1933

Postby Lyceum » 29 May 2012 17:53

You might find these interesting. I've mentioned the chinese stuff here a few times, it might be useful, but there doesn't seem to be much of a presence atm.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15617&p=262817&hilit=chinese+longsword#p262817

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR7RlwSGj50
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Re: Shi yong Dadao shu (Practical sabre manual), 1933

Postby admin » 27 Jun 2012 13:26

Fascinating!
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

I like swords more than you.
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