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Iron Tiger Forge Yin Yang Jian - AB0314BK

Iron Tiger Forge Yin Yang Jian

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Overall Length: 40 1/2'' Blade: 29 3/4''
Retail Price:$299.95

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Blade: 1045 & 1065 Folded High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 13.3 oz
Edge:  Very Sharp
P.O.B.: 2 1/2''
Thickness: 8 mm - 3.9 mm
Width: 39.4 mm
Grip Length: 5 3/4''
Pommel: Threaded

In Taoist mythology, one of the 8 Immortals Lü Dongbin, carries a Jian that is ‘’The Sword of Wisdom’’ that would disperse spiritual evils. The scholarly Lü Dongbin is credited with the creation of the ‘’Eight Immortals Sword’’ – a martial art of the Wudang Mountain Taoist Monastaries. The Jian evolved from being a military weapon into a symbol of status and refined culture and was associated with Generals, Emperors, Nobles and Scholars. Today the Jian is a popular sword used by students of Tai Chi and Taijiquan.

This Jian was made in Longquan in the Zhejian province, 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 a zinc alloy, and feature the Yin Yang of the Tao prominently alongside dragons – The Imperial symbol of power. The scabbard and grip are of darkened wood.The sword comes in a ornamented gift box with a sword stand and a wooden-boxed cleaning kit.

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