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LK Chen – Soaring Sky – 8 Sided Han Jian

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The Soaring Sky Jian blends the regal 8-sided blade geometry typical of the Chu Jian with with the long and thin blade profile more akin to the Han Dynasty Jian. It is in fact a 1:1 reproduction of a rare Han Dynasty original and its blending of Chu and Han Jian elements showcase it as a transition sword, a bridge between the two styles. These would have been considered masterful works of their time and surviving examples largely come from the tombs of royal family members and senior court officials.

The sharpened blade is forged from 1065 high carbon steel which was folded with T8 tool steel and its fine finishing polish shows the vibrant wood-grain patterning created by this skillful blending of steels by the bladesmith. It has a tempered hardness of 54-55 HRc and the blade strides a excellent balance between flexibility and rigidity. The sword is well-suited for cutting and thrusting alike and though intended for one-handed use the grip has ample room for a second hand. The guard and pommel are finely cast brass and the wood grip is bound in tight cord for a secure and comfortable grip. The color of the cord grip wrap can vary from dark brown to various shades of brown or even light brown. Only one example is pictured.

A scabbard of glossy black lacquer over wood is paired with the sword and it is embellished with checkered patterning and Han swirling cloud motif design. The scabbard chape and secured suspension slide are of cast brass.

Overall Length44"
Blade Length35 1/4"
Weight1 lb 10.9 oz
Width28.9 mm
Thickness6.6 mm - 3 mm
Grip Length8"
Blade [Folded 1065 and T8 Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerLk Chen
Country of OriginChina

A Regal Han Dynasty (Chinese 2000 Year Old) Jian, or Sword - Design & Replication

LK Chen Soaring Sky

2 reviews for LK Chen – Soaring Sky – 8 Sided Han Jian

  1. Chad Eisner (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful eight sided jian like from the early Han Dynasty. The workmanship is very good and the weapon is extremely accurate to the historical pieces. It handles very nicely being a weapon that was designed for dueling in large part.

  2. Eric Vigen (verified owner)

    Finally pushed the button and got this one. Definitely glad I did! KOA shipping and service is always top notch. The jian is truly beautiful and well worth the money. LK Chen did a great job with this one.

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