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Dynasty Forge Qianglong Imperial Jian

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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

Overall Length37 3/8''
Blade Length28 3/4''
Weight1 lb 15.8 oz
Width19.1 mm
Thickness7.1 mm - 3.8 mm
Grip Length5 1/8''
Blade [1095/1080/1060 Folded Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDynasty Forge
Country of OriginChina

1 review for Dynasty Forge Qianglong Imperial Jian

  1. Christophe

    Beautiful, deadly sword When it arrived, the pommel was a little bit loose. But I managed to carefully tighten it up by screwing the threated pommel cap back on with pliers.
    The look is great, the edges are symmetrical, the forge-welding very consistent and clean. The fittings like the hollow pommel and guard are very well made.
    The sword handles beautifully. With 880g, it surely isn’t as light nor as manoeuverable than what some people might expect after having experienced the ultra-light Taichi/Wushu weapons. But still, for a real weapon, it is fast and has a good blade presence which indicates good cutting power, but precise point control for thrusting.
    When handling it, alot of the movements seen in traditionnal teachings seem to make more sense than with lighter blades (mind you, I’m not an experienced Gong Fu practicioner, but I train a little for fun next to my HEMA training). If you use the weight of the blade to execute the techniques, it will be fast, agile and deadly.
    Although the original was made in a time period where Jians were more used like the European Court/Smallsword for personal defence and duel, this particular blade wouldn’t be useless as secondary weapon in battle.
    Even against heavier weapons like the Katana, this Jian would not yield and give it’s owner a good example of how real Chinese swords were not (or not all) flimsy, weak blades.

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