Miao Dao
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Miao Dao (Sprout Saber)


The Miaodao “sprout saber” a more recent saber of the Chinese Republic era (1912-1949) has a long curved single-edged blade with a long handle and resembles the Japanese Odachi “great sword” in design. The name has come to be applied to a variety of earlier Chinese long sabers, such as the Zhanmadao “horse chopping saber” (Song Dynasty 960-1279) and Changdao “long saber” (Ming Dynasty 1368-1644).

Blade length – 38″
Blade width – 1-5/8″”
Blade thickness – 3/4″
Handle length – 18″
Avg. POB – 7″ from guard.
Avg. weight – 2.3 lb. to 2.5 lb.

(Shorter blade or handle lengths are available upon request.)


Additional Information

Current turnaround time estimates

All products are hand crafted by me personally in the order in which they are received. Due to the current high volume of orders, the estimated time of completion for training weapon orders is as follows:

1 item ordered = about 12 weeks.
2 items ordered = about 13 to 14 weeks.
3 to 4 items ordered = about 14 to 15 weeks.
More than 4 items ordered, please contact me for a time estimate.

International order instructions

Customers who are located outside of the continental USA, please do not place an order directly on this website.
The PayPal program on this site does not take into account the additional shipping charges for orders to be
shipped outside the United States. There are also shipping length restrictions to some countries, therefore
international customers must contact me before ordering (carinac@little-raven.com) to discuss your order and the
accurate shipping charge. Please supply your shipping address including postal code so that the shipping charge
can be calculated accurately. I will give you a quote for the total order price and when the order is
finalized, I’ll email you a custom bill through PayPal. You can then follow the PayPal instructions for online
credit card payment at your convenience. Thank you!