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Munitions Grade - Iron Tiger Forge Lion-Dog Jian - BB0403-MG
Iron Tiger Forge Lion-Dog Jian
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This ‘’Munitions Grade” item is not up to our normal high standards. Munitions grade items will typically have various bends or twists in the blades, basically rendering them as 2nds quality. These items are still a great choice for collecting and re-enacting and functional pieces will still be functional. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

This Jian features the face and open maw of a Shishi (Lion-Dog) on its guard. Pairs of these lion-like creatures guard shrines and temples with stony vigilance. Similar in concept to the gargoyles of Western cathedrals, the Lion-Dogs prevent wicked spirits from entering sanctified places. This Jian is also heavily ornamented with the Chinese Dragon, a symbol of power and luck. The dragons on this sword are of the 5-toed variety, meaning they are the reserve symbol of the Emperor himself - A fitting ornament for a noble weapon, as the later Jian was a status weapon.

This Jian was made in Longquan, a region that was central to sword production in the Song Dynasty. The blade is folded high carbon steel of 1045 and 1065, it contains 3,800 layers. Folded steel was a common blademaking method in China as it minimized impurities and melded hard and flexible steels together for a compromise containing both qualities. The fittings are of zinc alloy and the scabbard is of darkened wood. The sword comes in a wooden, ornamented gift box with a boxed cleaning kit and a sword stand.

Overall Length 39'' Blade: 29 1/2''

Retail Price: $340.00

Weight: 2 lb 9.2 oz
Edge: Sharp
P.O.B.: 3''
Thickness: 7.8 mm - 3.6 mm
Width: 34.6 mm
Grip Length: 5 1/2''
Pommel: Threaded

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