An Bang Han Jian-Handmade Chinese Sword Double Edge Octahedral Blade Brass Fittings--sgl6019




Item Introduction

The Jian is a Chinese double-edged straight sword. The earliest records of a jian dates back to the 7th century BCE. The first jians were mostly made of bronze and then progressed to iron and then steel with advances in metallurgy. The jian's form varied slightly during the different dynasties in China but with the main feature of being double-edged and straight retained.

This product is a beautiful reproduction of the sword in the Han dynasty (B.C 202-A.D 220). The blade is made of folded steel and octahedral, folding grains are clearly visible. The handle is designed to be held by one hand and is made of hardwood wrapped in black and brown nylon cord. The wrap method is typical on Han Jian. The handle ends in a flat, brass pommel. The fittings including pommel, handguard and ornaments in the scabbard are all made of brass and handmade relief sculpture. The motif on the fittings includes city wall, dragon and phenix. The sword name “An Bang”means to "To stablize the country" in Chinese. The scabbard is made of ebony, a type of high-density wood with beautiful vein.

The sword is functional, it’s an artworkfor collection.

Shipping Weight : 2.5kg Blade Material : Folded Steel
Blade Length : 77cm Handle Length : 27cm
Width at Handguard : 3.5cm Thickness at Handguard : 8.0mm
Width near Tip : 2.0cm Thickness near Tip : 3.0mm
POB : 10cm Weight without Scabbard : 1200g
Fitting Material : Brass Scabbard : Ebony

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