Handmade Jian T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Handmade Jian sword made of T10 Clay Tempered Steel featuering Ebony Wood Scabbard with Handmade Copper Fittings
Sword Type: Jian
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 73 Centimeters
Handle Length: 33 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Copper Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Copper Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Copper Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Ebony Wood Saya With Handmade Copper Fittings
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
For a sword collector, owning a Chinese Jian and adding it to the collection is paramount. It was once used by ancient Chinese warriors, but today, it is mostly used for martial arts practice. The Chinese Jian is also great for cutting practice or training since it is fully sharpened and is a full tang piece.
Dimensions and Accessories
The blade of this Chinese Jian is 73 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide. Its handle is adequately sized at 33 centimeters. Its overall weight is 1.95 kilograms.
The sword includes a scabbard made from ebony wood styled with handmade copper fittings. This type of wood makes the scabbard durable and great for protecting the blade. If the Chinese Jian will be on display, or will not see use for a long time, then this will safeguard the blade from damages.
For carrying this Chinese sword around, a silk sword bag is also included for added convenience.
Fully Sharpened T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Fully sharpened swords are ready for cutting practice so this Chinese Jian can be ready for use for Tameshigiri. Its blade is also made from T10 steel which gives it a very hard edge. Generally, this type of steel is one of the best for a durable sword.
The Chinese Jian also features a blood groove. It is a continuing straight groove with a fairly-sized width. This helps make the sword lighter and easier to wield.
Fittings on this Chinese Jian are the pommel, collar, and guard / hilt. All of these are crafted using copper.
The hilt is vital for protecting your hand from an opponent’s blade. While the pommel and collar are often decorative pieces found on the extremities of the Chinese Jian’s handle
Full Tang Blade
This Chinese Jian is a full tang sword. You should always choose a full tang since its blade stretches throughout the entire handle of the sword. This makes it more durable and gives you extra leverage. It will also allow you to apply more force to the blade.
The Ancient Jian
The Chinese Jian is known as a straight and double edged sword. It was used in the last 2500 years in ancient China.
The first claims of these date all the way back to the 7th century BCE. This was during the Spring and Autumn period. An early sample of this kind of sword was called the Sword of Goujian.
The traditional single handed versions of the Chinese Jian had blades that measured up to 45 to 80 centimeters long. Its average weight was around 1.5 – 2 pounds. This was for a Chinese blade that measured about 70 centimeters in total.
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