Strategist's Dao

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Athena
Athena is a new thermoforming manufacturing process that we have developed in order to offer high quality products at the cutting edge of technology. 

Thanks to this new process, we have taken the quality of our products to a higher level. Safe due to reinforced tips, durable due to quality materials and foam fusion during thermoforming, incredible balance due to our weighting system in the handles, flawless blades due to our high precision molds and daggers ready to parry due to a more robust fiberglass rod.

Description
This fantasy sabre inspired by Chinese dao swords is a nimble blade made for LARP combat. With a subtle curve and an inclined handle, it is a comfortable and fast moving weapon in the hand, and it can suit many oriental or Asia inspired characters, as well as elves, dragon warriors, or imperial guards.

Legend
The Jade Protectorate's army was outmatched in number, as well as equipment and troop quality. They had nomad mercenary riders, light infantry militias, and only a handful of professional soldiers at their disposal. By all accounts, they stood no fighting chance in the field, and the Purple Legion they were facing grew confident and bold, trusting in their heavily armored footmen to win the day. Placing the rowdy and lightly geared levy troops in the middle of the formation had created an obvious weak spot in the Protectorate's lines, a crack in the armor that could be exploited to break their ranks and ensure a quick victory to the overwhelming forces of the Purple Legion. It was no surprise that this is where they concentrated their attack. In fact, it was exactly what the Jade's Strategist had been hoping for.

As the Legion's iron clad soldiers clashed against the Jade's lines, the centre slowly gave ground, backing off as they were pushed by the much stronger soldiers facing them. What the Purple Legion didn't know was that the quick-footed militias holding the middle had been instructed to do so, to exaggerate their weakness so the Legion would commit their force there. To embolden the Legion even more with a false sense of invincibility, the nomad riders retreated from the battlefield as if they were fleeing, only to make a wide turn and slowly maneuver around the enemy for a rear charge. Before long, the Purple Legion was pushing so deep in the centerline that they were essentially getting themselves flanked, and suddenly, the seemingly broken militia they had been pushing back stood firmly and fought tooth and nail, closing the U shaped trap, with most of the enemies now caught between jaws of spears and swords. Realizing too late they had been lured into a terrible engagement, the Purple Legion's officers tried to back away and reform their lines, but this is when the nomad riders returned and charged them forces in the rear, closing the trap and creating a perfect encirclement despite the Protectorate's numerical disadvantage.

The battle was won in that instant, and the Strategist's masterful tactics had won him a place in military history. He had personally been fighting in the center with his honour guard, hiding among the levy troops and keeping their morale high for their crucial role in this battle. Accounts say that his long curved dao sword took the life of the Purple commander in single combat, personally sealing the fate of the one so blinded by pride he fell for this well-crafted ruse.

As with all of our Athena products, this model includes:


- A soft and robust reinforced point designed for the estoc;

- A solid structure ready to parry

- A counterweight in the handle for unparalleled maneuverability;

- A 2 year warranty 

- LATEX-FREE and waterproof varnish


Safe foam fake weapon designed for LARP combat, cosplay, theater and film.


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Specifications

Total length: 40”

Blade length: 31.5”

Blade width: 1.8”

Handle length: 5.3”

Guard width: 3.5”

Thickness of the blade: 1”

Point of balance: 4.3”

Weight: 470 gr


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