fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: June 05, 2011 10:58AM
Period: 1800-1900 Blade: 16" Overall length w/o scabbard: 24 1/2"
This well forged sword-jian has a thin and flexible blade, designed for quick
thrusting and swift witling. The blade is made of steel and constructed in a
layering or sandwich fashion-sanmei. Highly crafted polishing illustrates the
beauty of this steel with all of its markings.
The handle and scabbard were made by hands from ancient mahogany and engraved
with rich sculpture which gives the sword an aesthetic appearance.