Yanling Dao sword
The Yanling Dao, also known as the Goosewing Saber, is a traditional Chinese weapon and a form of Chinese martial arts. It has a long and narrow blade, distinguishing it from the wide-bladed sabers commonly used in China. The blade features a triangular shape near the tip and a curved shape near the handle, with decorative hooks on the back of the blade resembling the shape of flying geese, from which it gets its name.
The Yanling Dao has a long history of use in China, particularly during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It can be used for chopping, cleaving, and thrusting, making it a versatile close-combat weapon. In modern Chinese martial arts, the Yanling Dao is still widely used and has become a popular form of saber technique among enthusiasts.