The Jian was the sword of the Chinese noble, general or court official. Regarded as more difficult to master then the single-edge dao, the Jian was the reserve of those with the time and ”refinement” to become skilled in its disciplines. This Jian ostentatiously displays the Dragon, symbol of Imperial power in its intricate brass fittings. The diamond-shape blade is made from a high carbon folded steel of 1095, 1085 and 1065 steels. Folded steel was the traditional composition of Chinese swords for it purified the steel and combined the properties of several steels for a compromise of hard, strong steel and soft, flexible steel for a blade that can retain an edge and resist shock. The handle and scabbard are made from wood.
Please Note – The dimensions of this item can vary slightly because its handcrafted. Measurements shown are approximations. Also, color of wood can vary