Horse-cutting saber is a type of military sword used for cutting horse's hooves. It is a famous weapon in the history of Chinese military and is often referred to as "ma dao" in Chinese. The sword typically has a long and sharp blade that is designed to cut through enemy horse's hooves, rendering them immobile.
Horse-cutting saber was a common weapon used by ancient Chinese armies in close combat. It was effective in attacking the lower body of the enemy. Horse-cutting saber was usually made of high-grade fine steel and was subjected to multiple heat treatments and polishing to give it high toughness and sharpness.