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The wodao (Chinese: 倭刀; literally "sword/knife of the wo people") is a Chinese sword from the Ming Dynasty. It is typically long and slender, but heavy, with a curved back and sharp blade.[1] It bears a strong resemblance to Tang sword, zhanmadao, Tachi or Odachi in form, extant examples show a handle approximately 25.5 cm long, with a gently curved blade 80 cm long. The Japanese Samurai warriors were also adept with the Wodao.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wang, Guangxi (9 March 2012). Chinese Kung Fu. Cambridge University Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-521-18664-3. Retrieved 27 January 2013.