Iron Tiger Forge Battle Ready
Iron Tiger Forge Han Dynasty Jian Dagger - AC0410

Iron Tiger Forge Han Dynasty Jian Dagger

Overall Length: 15'' Blade: 10 1/4''
Retail Price:$288.00

In Stock!
Blade: 1065 and 1045 Folded High Carbon Steel
Weight: 10 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 3/8''
Thickness: 7 mm - 2.8 mm
Width: 26.5 mm
Grip Length: 3''
Pommel: Threaded

During the Han Dynasty, steel blades co-existed with bronze, before replacing them entirely. Metallurgical improvements allowed for swords of both varieties to become longer than earlier short swords. The Han Dynasty had many novel manufacturing improvements; ironworking was a state-run enterprise and one province had large blast furnaces built that could produce several tons of iron per day – a feat not matched by the west until the eighteenth century. The Chinese even coated their metal weapons in chromium-oxide – a protective layer that would not be used again until the 20th century. Their advancements allowed for blades such as this Han Dynasty dagger, to be within arsenals throughout the Warring States period. Daggers such as this, though of bronze, were found in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang; The Emperor buried with the famous Terracotta Army.

This dagger 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 containing 3,800 layers. Folded steel was a common blade-making technique in China as it minimized impurities and melded hard and flexible steels together for a compromise containing both qualities. The hilt, guard and fittings are handmade brass and the scabbard and grip are of darkened wood. The sword comes in a wooden gift box with a boxed cleaning kit.

What happened to the reviews?

Selected as the number one website to buy handmade swords

Follow us on Instagram Visit our YouTube Channel
Gift Certificates - Privacy Policy - Sword Care Tips - Why Buy From Us - Sword Buying Tips - Links - F.A.Q. - KOA Sword Blog
Search The Site - Shipping & Returns - Track Your Package - Testimonials - Affiliate Program - Site Map - Disclaimer

Please note some items available from this site may not be legal in your area, check local laws before ordering.
Order Line: 1-847-531-8664
© 2000-2019