Kan Dao Sword

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  • Overview
  • The Kan Dao Sword is sometimes called the Alloy Chopper Sword and commonly goes hand in hand with a Chinese Bamboo Shield for Classic Shaolin Temple Kung Fu

Product details

  • Mainly known to be used in Wushu and Shaolin Kung Fu
  • A short blade sword with a loop on the handle
  • Usuall is used with a Chinese Bamboo Shield
  • Made from a Chinese sprung steel
  • Has great looking forms and impressive moves


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Kan Dao Sword Description

The Kan Dao Sword is quite a distinctive weapon in Chinese Kung Fu, it's quite a short sword compared to the Chinese Broadsword and Straight swords. It has a thicker blade than most Chinese swords and has a longer handle. It's often has a different names including Da Dao, alloy chopper, executioner sword but, at Enso, we believe Kan Dao is the correct name for this weapon. You often see it being used in combination with a Shield which we also sell at Enso Martial Arts, but do see forms on it's own.

One of the less common weapons in Kung Fu but most long term practitioners of Shaolin and other similar styles will get onto this weapons and perform in demonstrations and competitions. 

This Kan dao sword is made from chromed sprung steel making it flexible.  When thrusted out it make a cracking sound, which is great in performances, but also tells you you have the strike hard enough. At the end of the handle grip is a loop with three rings in which rattle when being used. The loop has many theories surrounding it some of which are for looping and twisting swords, hanging it on a wall and hanging stuff of it.


Advice from the shop on your Kan Dao Sword

“Nearly always this goes together in forms with the Chinese Bamboo Shield. It’s a tricky weapon to make look good and there’s lots of acrobatics, but it’ll be worth it in the end.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your of Kan Dao Sword

Here are the dimensions of this Kan Dao Sword:  

  • Total Length = 33.5”
  • Blade Length = 21.25”
  • Handle Length = 11.5”


If you have any questions about the Kan Dao Sword you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email shop@ensomartialarts.com


Shipping your Kan Dao Sword

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 

We can send your item(s) in the following ways:

Courier Tracked and Insured - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.

Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn’t insured or tracked. If you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 the go for us. Good luck

UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 

* Europe: 2-3 working days

* USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days

* All other destinations: 4-7 working day


5 stars based on 1 reviews

17 Jan 2021
Shi Yan Gui
very good quality and lightweight for practice.

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