The color of red flies true through the air, streaking behind the razor thin edge of your Guandao. Like a knife through butter, you watch your blade move through your target. It falls into two distinct pieces at your feet.
Your master barks his approval. Without rest you continue, the red scrap of fabric tied to your weapon allowing you to test your strike quality and speed. The damage against the next target is just as clean and rewarding.
Epic Armoury’s Guandao is a 170 cm latex polearm inspired by Chinese martial arts. Similar to a Japanese naginata or a European glaive, this guandao features a large 69 cm blade and 80 cm long staff. Hand painted and sculpted, the finished result is a beautiful weapon with a long single-edged spearhead. Sculpted golden details give additional character where the spearhead meets the red leather wrapped pole. Add a ring or a scrap of fabric through the hole in the blade to set it apart from the crowd.
Made from durable closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your Guandao LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your kit.
- A form of the spear has been used for hunting for at least 400,000 years
- Spears were the most common form of weaponry during the Stone Age, and remained popular until firearms were introduced
- In Chinese, the guandao is properly called a yanyuedao
- Rings secured through the back edge of the blade are used in modern martial arts so that students can determine strike and thrust quality