Niuweidao

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Niuweidao

The Niuweidao (Chinese: 牛尾刀; pinyin: niúwěidāo; literally: "Ox-Tailed Sword"") was a type of Chinese saber (dao) of the late Qing Dynasty period. A heavy bladed weapon with a characteristic flaring tip, it was primarily a civilian weapon, as Imperial troops were never issued it.