Join Date: Mar 2007
Finally got around to it.
As you can see, it is a wide bladed militia weapon. It has a feel like an oxtail dao, and a shape similar to some versions of the much heavier dadao.
It is interesting to think of this example having something like a "license", carved into its handle. The workmanship is very professional and solid with a tight grain and no forging flaws. My overall impression is that it is better quality than arms made in smaller villages.