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Tang Dao Sword Real Hand Forged High Carbon Steel black Blade

Tang Dao Sword Real Hand Forged High Carbon Steel black Blade

Regular price $128.00 USD
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Blade Material:High manganese steel/High carbon steel blue blade;
Sword Type:Hand Made,Hand Forged,Heat Tempered;
Package weight:1.5KG;
Overall Length:40.5"/103CM;
Blade Length:28.3"/72CM;
Handle Length:11.8"/30CM;
Blade width:1.25"/3.2CM;
Blade Thickness:0.7CM;
Scabbard:Solid wood+Leatherette;
Handle:Solid wood+Leatherette;
Knife fitted: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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