It is made of hickory, it has a 29" blade (74cm), and it weighs approx 650g. The grip size was taken from an antique YMD. There are no internal balancing weights, but the guard is fixed in place with an internal metal pin.
Balance and handling are good. As one would expect, it is fairly agile, and behaves more like a jian than a liuyedao.
|Overall length is 36" (92cm)|
|Raised tip with backedge|
|Transitional style hilt and pommel|
For more info about the characteristics of yanmaodao, please see Philip Tom's excellent article on the subject: