Chinese Jian 1095 Folded Steel
This Chinese Jian sword is made of 1095 Folded Steel and featuering Ebony Wood Scabbard with Zinc Fittings
Sword Type: Jian
Steel Type: 1095 Folded Steel
Blade Length: 76 Centimeters
Handle Length: 28 Centimeters
Blade Width: 4 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: Double Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Zinc Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Zinc Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Zinc Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Ebony Wood Scabbard With Handmade Zinc Fittings
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This Chinese Jian comes with a tough blade made of 1095 carbon steel. It also sports fittings made of zinc, along with an ebony wood scabbard.
The Chinese Jian Blade
The blade of this Chinese Jian uses 1095 folded carbon steel. It often contains 0.95% carbon; thus, earning it the name high carbon steel. This amount of carbon results in hard and tough steel which makes for a great blade.
This Chinese Jian is something you can use regularly for practice cutting. It is also great for exhibitions since the blade can withstand a lot of rigorous activities.
The sword has gone through the folding process. But since it uses a modern type of steel, the process doesn’t improve the sword’s performance. Instead, it works to increase its artistic and decorative value.
A Lasting and Reliable Blade
The Jian sword is fully functional and sharpened. This is something necessary for real and immediate use. You will need a sword that can withstand the ordeals of real training. This is to give you enough strength and efficiency during practice.
It come with a double blood groove that changes the point of balance of the blade. This helps make the sword easier to use, and it becomes quicker as well. These bohi functions just like an I-beam used in the construction industry.
This sword is full tang, You will get a certain rigidity to this Jian sword, thus, making it a solid piece that you’ll enjoy.
Fittings and Adornments
All of the fittings of this Chinese Jian are made out of zinc. These fittings are the pommel, hilt, and the handguard. Such pieces protect the user and improves the swords effectiveness.
Aside from being durable, this Chinese Jian is also aesthetically pleasing. This is can be seen on its scabbard made from ebony wood with beautiful handmade zinc fittings.
Although tough, the blade of this sword still needs protection, and that’s the use of its scabbard. It’s the sheath for holding the Chinese Jian, protecting the blade from dirt and damages. It also works as a carrying case of the sword, along with the included silk sword bag.
This Chinese Jian comes with a blade that is 76 centimeters long and 4 centimeters wide. Its grip is 28 centimeters and weighs a total of 1.98 kilograms.
The First Chinese Jian
The very first Chinese claims mentioning about the Jian dates back to the 7th century BCE. This was around the Spring and Autumn period where they claimed to have found the early Sword of Goujian.
The first Chinese swords was cast in tin bronze and has become popular for its two specific features: its resistance from tarnishing and unusual sharpness. This historical and ancient Chinese artifact is in the Hubei Provincial Museum.
The Goujian was in a sheathed scabbard made of wood finished in black lacquer. The sheath appeared to have almost an air-tight fit with the sword’s blade. Unsheathing the piece revealed a spotless blade. This is despite being submerged in water for over 2,000 years.
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