General Kwan (the man for whom the weapon is named) wielded a long-handled broadsword that some say weighed 100 pounds or more. For traditional martial artists a heavy Kwan Dao is still the better. A heavier weapon is nearly impossible to use without proper form, forcing the student to learn the correct technique – or to have very sore shoulders. A heavier weapon also strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs for supporting the Kwan Dao and increases their endurance as they swing the weapon longer and longer. Today, it is rare to discover a Kwan Dao that is more than a couple of pounds, since lighter equipment is favored for performance and ease of use. For years, Sifu Wing Lam has crafted high quality Kwan Dao that weigh from 10 to 20 or more pounds. But since these are custom-made weapons, they are not within everybody’s reach. We are happy to offer a sturdy weapon of a more traditional weight that is also very affordable. The counter-point is made of steel. The blade is made of high-carbon steel and can be sharpened. The dragon-head guard – the signature of the Kwan Dao – is finely detailed brass. The shaft is made of steel.
Approximate Length (Overall): 85 1/2"; Approx. Length (Blade): 23 1/4"; Approx. Width (@ Widest part of blade): 9 1/2"; Approx. Weight: 8.85 lbs.