While the miaodao is rarely practiced in modern Chinese martial arts, some schools of piguaquan and tongbeiquan (in the Guo Changsheng lineage) and xingyiquan train with the weapon. The miaodao is also often mistakenly claimed to have been one of the weapons taught at the Central Military Academy in Nanjing; the weapon in question was actually a European-style officer's saber, though some later schools may have based miaodao techniques on this form.
Blade material: high quality stainless steel
Blade sheath: high-quality rosewood
Loaded with: copper loaded with
Full length: 142CM, handle length: 40CM,
Blade length: 100CM, blade width: 3.9CM,
Weight (excluding sheath) about 3 pounds
This sword is upper quality range.
Balance point and materials are therefore accordingly expensive and high standart
The sword is handmade and so the length can vary +2"/ -2" or +4cm/-4cm
Properties: stiff, blunt