Miao Dao at the top (in my right hand) with Bagua Big Saber (in my left hand) below it. Both are really two-handed blades – too slow to move with one hand even if one is really strong. One handed cuts will usually lack authority as well. Nevertheless, happy to fight with either one. They echo the classical European scenario of foil versus saber – the foil is faster but has to work hard to overcome the hitting power of the saber. The white blotches on the right sleeve are not bleaching gone bad but rather just very transitory effects of sunlight.