Twin Peaks is a 1:1 recreation of a rare 1000 years old double handed Liao Dao.
With its long curved upper edge, distinctive twin peaks spine, multi loop hand guard and huge gourd shape plate pommel, Twin Peaks Liao Dao is unique in it's design.
Menacing, full of untamed energy and yet at the same time, beautiful, these are the vibes one can feel in the presence of this exquisite Liao Dao.
Liao Dynasty was an empire of the Khi-tan people in the northeast of China contemporary with the Song Dynasty. Khi-tan people have their own sophisticated culture and language.
Sword only weight: approx. 2268 g (5 lb.)
Blade Length: 74.5 cm (29.3")
Handle Length: 41.7 cm (16.41")
Plate Pommel : 10.8 cm (4.25")
Hand Guard Thickness: 4 mm
Total Length: 127 cm (50")
Thickness at hand guard including blade collar .: 12 mm
Thickness near the tip approx. : 3.0 mm
Point of Balance 3.5 cm (1.38")
Blade cross section profile: triangular wedge shape
Blade length wide profile: Twin Peak with back edge at 1/3 of the front of the blade,
GB 60Si2MnA High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel (Compare to AISI/SAE 5160 spring steel) Element % 60Si2MnA AISI/SAE 5160
Carbon 0.56-0.64 0.56-0.61
Silicon 1.60-2.00 0.15-0.35
Manganese 0.60-0.90 0.75-1.00
Phosphorus <=0.030 <=0.035
Sulfur <=0.030 <=0.040
Chromium <=0.35 0.70-0.90
Nickel <=0.35 <=0.25
Superior heat treatment: Hardness 56-58 HRC.
Cut bamboo with ease.
Hand polish to smooth soft shine and sword sharp edge.
Iron hand guard and gourd shape plate pommel
Vegan Leather Scabbard
Scholar General look at the Twin Peak Liao Dao in its historical context
Sifu Thomas Fuhr, San Diego California