JIAN 27 II
JIAN 27 II
One of the ancient swords of China is the Jian with double edge straight blade. This Jian has a 27” blade hand forged from 1060 high carbon steel. Blade finish is smooth with no grind lines visible. Near the guard, the blade is 2” wide and tapers to 1” wide near the tip. The blade is 5/16” thick near the guard and ¼” at the middle and tapers to slightly less than 3/16” an inch from the point. Base of the blade has a metal sleeve.
The long handle is 9-3/8” which includes the guard, grip and pommel. Nice hardwood grip has a metal ferrules on both ends and is 6-1/4”. At the end of the pommel is brass nut with a small hole to secure the removable brown tassel. Hardwood scabbard has 4 metal bands with the topmost 2 with brown cord hanger attachment.
The blade is robust and the sword weighs 3.1 lbs without the scabbard. Balance point is 5” from the guard. Quality construction is very evident. A yellow brocade cloth bag is provided.
*All metal fittings are made from zinc alloy material with black dark patina and beautiful embossed floral designs.