This Chinese Han Dynasty Jian was forged into form from 1060 and 1045 high carbon steel; these harder and softer steels were folded together to create a single, many-layered blade which combines the softer, flexing steel for durability and the harder steel for edge retention and resilience. The polished blade was finished with an etched dragon on the blade on one side and Chinese characters on the other.
The blade collar is bright brass and the guard and pommel of the hilt are antiqued brass. The wooden grip is bound in a tight and intricate, multi-level wrap of cord. Included with the sword is a wooden scabbard with matching antiqued brass fittings and a tight cord wrap. A wooden gift box for both display and storage is included and it comes with a basic maintenance kit with a cleaning powder ball, a jar of sword oil and wiping cloths.