This is my first and last atempt to make a Dao .! That,s right , an Indonesian broad sword . From the two metal mixes , one high carbon , one lower carbon .! The best of both . Resilient , semi flexible with a pretty decent edge holding ability . I could not have done this without the help of a very close friend , we shall call him Mike A . Mike has been into metallurgy and custom machining for some 42+ years . He had all the answers as to how,s and why for,s with the metal blank . I could not have done this without his help . He also had a large surface grinder to fix my clumsy and flawed attempt at hammering the blade into shape . Minus the knowledge , tools and a whole lot of laughs , with the help of Mike , here it is , finished and I only ran six months short.....!