Qian Kun Jian (Universal Sword) Artwork of Master Shen Xinpei Handmade Chinese Sword--sgl1010
|Shipping Weight : 2.5kg||Blade Material : Folded Steel|
|Blade Length : 78cm||Handle Length : 21cm|
|Width at Handguard : 3.8cm||Thickness at Handguard : 9.0mm|
|Weight without Scabbard : 1200g||Fitting Material : Brass Plated with Gold|
|Scabbard : Ebony|
Shen Xinpei and his son Shen Zhou made a Qian Kun Sword for Chairman Hu Jintao to celebrate the 60th National Day of PRC in 2009. The fittings are hand-carved from brass by Master Shen Xinpei, they're plated with real gold. The pommel is studded with agate.
About the Swordsmith
Master Shen Xinpei is the 4th generation of Shen family, he's in charge of Shen Guanglong Sword Workshop now. He was born in 1948, he started to make swords with his father when he was 13 years old. He succeeded sword making technique from his father, he devoted his attention to making swords.
He invented moldings and reformed sword making processes, cost was reduced and efficency was improved dramatically.
In the year of 1972, Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, visted China, Premier Zhou Enlai presented a Longquan sword to President Nixon as national gift, the sword was made by Shen Xinpei.
In 2007, Longquan sword forging technique was approved to be the First Batch of Nation-Class Non-material Cultural Heritage in China and Shenguanglong as the heritage protection site. Shen Xinpei was entitled as the inheritor of the technique and received Lifetime Achievement Award of Art.
For more information about Shen Guanglong Workshop and Master Shen Xinpei, please click below links.