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The wodao (Chinese: 倭刀; literally: "sword/knife of the wo people") is a Chinese sword from the Ming Dynasty. It is typically long and slender, but heavy, with a curved back and sharp blade.[1] It bears a strong resemblance to Tang sword, zhanmadao, Tachi or Odachi in form, extant examples show a handle approximately 25.5 cm long, with a gently curved blade 80 cm long. The Japanese Samurai warriors were also adept with the Wodao.[1]

Wodao is a recurring weapon in the Fire Emblem game series and is also a weapon used by Yun-Seong in the Soul (series) video games.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wang, Guangxi (9 March 2012). Chinese Kung Fu. Cambridge University Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-521-18664-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=vyHTewol9pwC&pg=PA86. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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