Shaolin Dan Dao is one of the oldest weapons used in China. This particular broadsword is used in Wushu Competitions and for regular day to day use. It is light but sturdy and shorter than most Wushu braodswords. Take a look at the video below showcasing this braodsword in action during a chinese Wushu competition.
This sword is designed for fighting sets, but it can also be used to do individual practice. This sword features a wide, unsharpened blade, with a loosened hilt and metal rings for effect, making it a great weapon for fighting sets. In addition, the blade is made of aluminum alloy, which mades the sword very light, although it looks hard and heavy.