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Dao Saber Trainer
Dao Saber with Guard

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Price: $39.95


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Dao saber Synthetic trainer

Designed to be an inexpensive trainer with incredible strength.

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  • Made of strong, durable plastic material.
  • Paracord wrapped grip.
  • Requires no maintenance. For best results do not store this item in the sun.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Synthetic dao trainer July 19, 2023
Reviewer: Orlando from California  
Takes a beating and doesn't quit. Very sturdy, use it a lot for synthetic sword fighting. The disc guard dies get knocked loose quite a bit but some crazy glue worked pretty well. Only came loose again after protecting my hand from an absurdly hard hit.

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4 of 5 Good for the price, but some issues April 12, 2023
Reviewer: John Malone from Bellingham, WA United States  
There are nubs under the handguard that are quite uncomfortable while gripping the swords. I sanded them off and it helped, but I can't imagine it would be difficult for the manufacturers to fix this. They are also quite tip heavy. I added wheel weights to the bottom of the blade and pommel to improve the balance.

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5 of 5 March 29, 2023
Reviewer: Eric Hansen from Kentwood, MI United States  

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5 of 5 A Great Training Dao! February 7, 2023
Reviewer: Fred  
A good training tool that came quick!  As usual with PH synthetics, they are NOT toys!  They are dense and sparring will need protective gear and some care when stabbing since they don't flex.  The weight of the dao is lighter compared to actual steel dao of the same length, but their balance and density make them a decent substitute for the real thing.  If you want to do taolu and not use flimsy Wushu weapons, easily breakable wooden ones, or pay a fortune for carbon steel replicas, these will do.  They're like bokken except plastic and dao-shaped.  I bought two for Double Dao training and these are probably your best option for that without breaking the bank since the choices for steel training dao are very slim and it's really expensive to get a pair of good steel dao.  Only minor gripe is the rubber loop that is used to keep the guard on is a bit hard to get on and can tear a little bit when doing so; be careful when assembling.
TL;DR I am very satisfied with this purchase!

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4 of 5 Pretty Nice, Without a Daobt March 20, 2022
Reviewer: Sean Hamill from Pilot Point, TX  
Though I am an amateur to martial arts, I really like using this trainer, I plan on using it with a teng pai.
I've never handled a steel dao before, but I do feel the trainer is quite tip heavy, considering it's not a very broad dao. Maybe it's beneficial to train with a bit more heft in the blade? I don't know.
I had a couple of problems with the hilt.
1. The paracord grip is very rough on bare hands. It would be a lot nicer to have a grip like that on the jian trainer instead.
2. The notches for the disc guard protrude underneath it and those edges are uncomfortable. The disc has a very tight, secure fit, and those notches are unnecessary. I just cut them off to make it more bearable to hold.

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