The Longquan sword is a type of Chinese sword that is named after Longquan City in the Zhejiang Province of China, which is considered to be its birthplace. Longquan swords are known for their exceptional quality, and they have been produced in the region for over 2,500 years.
The Longquan sword-making tradition began during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BCE) and the swords produced in this region were highly prized for their sharpness, durability, and elegant appearance. During the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912 CE), the Longquan sword became known as one of the "Four Famous Swords" of China.
Today, Longquan swords continue to be produced in Longquan City and the surrounding areas, using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. These swords are still highly valued for their quality and craftsmanship and are considered to be an important part of China's cultural heritage.