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Kangxi dao Broadsword Chinese Swords Battle Ready Forged high Carbon Steel Etch Blades

Kangxi dao Broadsword Chinese Swords Battle Ready Forged high Carbon Steel Etch Blades

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Blade material:High carbon steel etch blade
Sword Type:Hand Made Sword,Heat Tempered,Full Tang
fitting Material:Alloy
overall length:38.9inch/99cm
blade length:21.6inch/55cm
Weight (with Scabbard):2.7kg(approximately)
Scabbard Material:High Quality Rosewood
Handle Material:High Quality Alloy
Condition:Brand New
Gift:a Jian bag.No wood stand.

The story behind the
The jian (sword) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th century BCE during the Spring and Autumn period; one of the earliest specimens being the Sword of Goujian. Historical one-handed versions have blades varying from 45 to 80 centimeters (18 to 31 inches) in length. The weight of an average sword of 70-centimetre (28-inch) blade-length would be in a range of approximately 700 to 900 grams (1.5 to 2 pounds). There are also larger two-handed versions used for training by many styles of Chinese martial arts.
Professional jian practitioners are referred to as jianke (?? "sword guests" or "swordsmen"; a term dating from the Han dynasty).
In Chinese folklore, it is known as "The Gentleman of Weapons" and is considered one of the four major weapons, along with the Gun (staff), Qiang (spear), and the Dao (sabre).

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