The Guandao's origin

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  1. Dark Sovereign 193

    Dark Sovereign 193 Blue Belt

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    I searched on Wikipedia and it turns out it is named after Guan Yu. I thought about this and then asked myself:
    • Did Guan Yu ask for a halberd-like weapon to be tailored especially for him, or is it that he used it so much that they named it after himself.
    • If it wasn't made for him, when was it "created" or "introduced" to the world?
    Thanks for answering my questions!
     
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    It is far from certain that Guan Yu ever used the Guan Dao, or that he invented it. Popular culture may have assigned the weapon to him. It is even uncertain that the weapon existed at all during Guan Yu’s era.123
     
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