Chinese knives, mainly single-edged machetes and machetes. The most common form is also known as the Chinese Sabre, in China the knife is considered one of the four traditional weapons. In the long history of China, Taoism has different styles according to different periods. Han Jian forged these different versions, all replicas of Dao swords made using traditional methods. In Chinese, the word knife can be applied to any weapon with a single-edged blade and usually refers to knives. Because of this, the term is sometimes translated as knife or sword-knife. Nonetheless, within Chinese martial arts and in military contexts , the larger "sword" versions of the dao are usually intended.