Dragon Sword- Han Jian - High Carbon 1095 Steel Sword- 39"- Chinese

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Dragon Han Jian Sword Description

This Dragon Sword, Han Jian sword, is a double-edged straight sword stemming from the Han dynasty. These differ from the second common Chinese style sword call the Dao sword which are curved blade swords from the Song dynasty forward. The jian sword is similar to the European longsword while the dao can be compared to a saber or a knife. Originally, jian swords were made of bronze and first appeared during the mid-third century BC. During the late Warring State period, the material of the sword was switched to wrought iron and steel and adopted its modern look. The jian sword was primarily used by a class of swordsmen who made their living through fencing. Sword fencing was also a popular pastime for aristocrats. A 37-chapter manual known as the Way of the Jian is known to have existed but has since been lost. Outside of China, Chinese swords were also used in Japan from the third to sixth century AD but were replaced with Korean and native Japanese swords by the middle Heian era. Other than specialized weapons like the Divided Dao, Dragon swords are typically between 27 and 43 inches in length. This sword is 39” in length.

Blade Material

The knife is made from 1095 steel. 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. Mixing 1095 steel with softer steels creates a perfect hardness and flexibility in the steel.

Sword Details

Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 39" 
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Sheath: Wood sheath
Blade Material: 1095 steel

Dragon Sword- Han Jian - High Carbon 1095 Steel Sword- 39"- Chinese Sword

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Christian Gehrls
Dragon sword hian jian

I bought one sword which was not the best quality kinda subpar actually(Roman Gladius) however this one exceeded my expectations and is sharp durable and has some nice weight to it, not super balanced, but overall a great blade

Christopher Regnetta
A very impressive sword

I was very impressed with the overall size and heft of this sword. It came with a great finish and sheathing. I loved the profile of the steel and grinding s were spot on. After a small sharpening session it cut paper! I mean it’s razor sharp. Hard to compare it’s style to European swords but it’s kinda like a two hand mid evil type of sword with Chinese roots . Just an awesome piece and a great bang for your buck !

Mike g
Great sword

Great detail and extremely solid blade. It's heavier than it might look on the picture. Really impressed, it's definitely worth the money

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