The Hwandudaedo is a type of ancient Korean sword from the Three Kingdoms of Korea era (2nd half of the 1st century B.C.) The Hwandudaedo, a type of Sohwandudaedo, were decorated swords first seen in the south with a folded blade and a ring pommel. Hwandudaedo were first signs of a ruler's power up until the end of the 4th century, and soon became limited to personal possession rather than use as a weapon. Because they spread to the lower class in the 5th century, they have been excavated throughout the country, and in various tombs and of the ruling class.
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