The Gale Wind from LK Chen is a recreation of a Ming Dynasty Jian and features the classic “Cloud and Lingzhi” hilt which is a reference to a cloud-shaped pommel and a hilt in a shape likened to a Lingzhi mushroom. This Ming Jian strikes a fine balance between cutting and thrusting and will perform with excellence at both. The sword is quick, responsive and will strike and cut with decisive authority. Its sharpened blade is forged from 65 Mn high carbon steel with a diamond cross section to ensure that the blade in well-balanced in both stiffness and flexibility.
The guard and pommel are crafted from stainless steel and the wooden grip is wrapped in rayskin and overlaid with knotted blue cord. The sword blade is secured into the pommel with a nut assembly and this was done to allow its bearer to adjust to tightness of the hilt should it loosen to the variances in climatic and seasonal humidity. The sword is matched with a scabbard of carved and polished Wenge hardwood and finished with matched stainless steel fittings. A pair of two small integrated loops on the scabbard rail allow for it to be tied and fastened to your own sword hangers so that it can be slung from a sword belt (not included).