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Superb set of húdiédao, China, mid 19th century

Superb set of húdiédao, China, mid 19th century

Status: Sold

Húdiédao (蝴蝶刀), also known as butterfly swords, are twin swords usually identified with Southern China. Strong association with Wing Chun.

This set is a stunning example, with both swords present as well as the original leather scabbard.

The handles are ornately carved from rosewood with floral motifs.

More information:

https://chinesemartialstudies.com/2017/02/13/an-updated-and-revised-social-history-of-the-hudiedao-butterfly-swords/

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