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dadao monster

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posted on May, 3 2006 @ 03:39 AM
Is there a dadao monster, ever heard of it

posted on May, 3 2006 @ 07:55 AM
Personally, I've never heard of it (which does not mean it doesn't exist
), and a quick background search turned up nothing. Where did you hear about it?

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 01:10 AM

The Dadao (大刀) (big knife), one of the varities of dao or Chinese saber, is also known as the Chinese great sword. Based on agricultural knives, dadao have broad blades generally between two and three feet long, long hilts meant for "hand and a half" or two-handed use, and generally a weight-forward balance. Some were made for military use, but they were most commonly associated with civilian militias or revolutionaries. While not a paticulary sophisticated sword, the weight and balance of the dadao gave it considerable slashing and chopping power, making it an effective close combat weapon for untrained troops; it was used in this role as late as the 1930's in the second Sino-Japanese War.

In origin, design, and use, the dadao is broadly comparable to the European messer and falchion.

first read it wrong and search for Dado, then searched for Dadao.. didn't find references to any monster.

[edit on 5-5-2006 by SilverSurfer]

posted on May, 5 2006 @ 06:48 AM
It would be Dadoa in Pinyin
but it could also be spelled "tatao" in Wade-giles.

There are various system used for romanization. Maybe you'll find more info using the other.

For example the religion of "Dao" is often spelled "Tao" in America.

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