Miao Dao - "S" Guard
Miao is both a remote location in China and an Ethnic group of people known for their exotic weapons. This sword is very similar to the tai chi dao, but it is much larger.
The blade on this sword is made of cold-rolled, chrome plated steel. It is crafted with a spine to increase it's rigidity. The fittings are constructed of brass, with an "S" shaped hilt and laquered wood handle and scabbard.