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Han jian Sword Real Forged Medium Carbon Steel Blade Alloy Fittings

Han jian Sword Real Forged Medium Carbon Steel Blade Alloy Fittings

Regular price $122.00 USD
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Blade material:Hand forged Medium carbon steel
Tang:Full tang  
fitting  Material:Alloy
Overall length:105cm/41.33inches
Blade length:76cm/29.92inches 
Handle length:26cm/10.23inch
Blade width:3.5cm/1.37inch
Scabbard Material:Solid wood+Faux leather
Handle Material:Solid wood+black rope
Condition:Brand New
Gift:a  Jian bag

The story behind the
The jian (?) 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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