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Yongle War Sword Full Tang Damascus Steel Brass Fittings Ebony Scabbard

Yongle War Sword Full Tang Damascus Steel Brass Fittings Ebony Scabbard

Regular price $980.00 USD
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Blade material:Hand forged Damascus steel/Folded steel
Production process: hand forged blade,hand grinding and polishing
fitting  Material:Brass
Overall length:105cm/41.33inches 
Blade length:77cm/30.31inches 
Handle length:20cm/7.87inch
Blade width:3.5cm/1.37inch
Weight (with Scabbard):3.5kg(approximately);Excluding the scabbard weight:0.1.8KG
Scabbard Material:High Quality Ebony
Handle Material:High Quality Ebony
Condition:Brand New
Gift:a  Jian bag.No wood stand.

The story behind the
The jian (剑) 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 (剑 "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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