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Iron Tiger Forge Han Dynasty Two-handed Jian - BC0906
Iron Tiger Forge Han Dynasty Two-handed Jian
 

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Overall Length: 46 1/8'' Blade: 34 1/4''
Retail Price:$2,352.00
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Blade: 1045 & 1065 Folded High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 11.3 oz
Edge:  Very Sharp
P.O.B.: 6 1/4''
Thickness: 8.5 mm - 5.2 mm
Width: 34.7 mm
Grip Length: 8 3/4''
Pommel: Threaded
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During the Han Dynasty, steel swords co-existed with bronze, before replacing it entirely. Metallurgical improvements allowed for swords of both varieties to become longer, many, such as this example, were long enough to warrant the use of two hands. The Han Dynasty had many novel manufacturing improvements; ironworking was a state-run enterprise and one province had large blast furnaces built that could produce several tons of iron per day – a feat not matched by the west until the eighteenth century. The Chinese even coated their metal weapons in chromium-oxide – a protective layer that would not be used again until the 20th century. Their advancements allowed for long swords early on, and two-handed steel swords such as this Han Dynasty Sword would have been in arsenals throughout the Warring States period.

This sword was made in Longquan, a region that was central to sword production in the Song Dynasty. The blade is folded high carbon steel of 1045 and 1065, it contains 6,600 layers. It is regarded as the higher quality steel from this manufacturer and has a more finished polish that brings out its additional steel layers. Folded steel was a common blademaking method in China as it minimized impurities and melded hard and flexible steels together for a compromise containing both qualities.

The fittings are of handmade brass and the scabbard and grip are of darkened wood.The sword comes in a wooden gift box with a boxed cleaning kit and a silk embroidered sword bag.

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