1095 Folded Steel Chinese Jian with Copper Fittings
Hoja: Hand Forged 1095 Carbon Steel (13 folds, Damascus Steel folding technique)
Ranura de Sangre: double groove
Filo de Hoja: afilado
Hand Guard: Tsuba de Latón
Empuñadura: ebony wood
Saya (Vaina): ebony wood scabbard
Largo de Hoja: 73 cm
Largo de Empuñadura: 20 cm
Peso Aproximado: 1.75 KG
Ancho de Hoja: 4 cm
Grosor de Hoja: 0.95cm
The blade of the sword has been constructed by forge folding, creating a look similar to the lost Damascus Steel folding technique. The scabbard is ebony wood, constructed with a double layer structure. The Guard fits seamlessly over the scabbard throat. It has a double fuller (blade groove). All the fittings are made of high quality brass.
Hoja: La hoja de la espada ha sido forjada y plegada a mano. El herrero apila y forja capas individuales de acero. Esta técnica se puede ver fácilmente por el patrón único de formas que adquiere el acero de la hoja. Tradicionalmente este patrón de grano similar al de la madera se conoce como la marca de agua de la espada. Este es un enfoque más tradicional para el plegado de forja que resalta la belleza del acero.
After the blade has been undergone its rough forging the blade is then tempered and quenched. The tempering and quenching process insures the blades hardness and its ability to retain a sharp edge. This process is essential to the swords construction and in this aspect this sword stands above most others. Instead of simply being quenched in water or oil, this blade has been quenched in the spring water of Lonquan. Longquan is the Dragon Stream whose waters are reputed to have magical powers. In reality the spring water is ideal for quenching swords due its high deposits of minerals. The best swords of China are quenched in this spring water.The blade is full tang with and a sharpened edge. The blade of the sword is powerful enough to cut through bamboo, tatami mats, water bottles with only one stroke.
Vaina: The scabbard ebony wood, constructed with a double layer structure. The design is masterfully done with the wood contouring to the shape of the sword. The Scabbard Chape is flared in the traditional Han style with a copper fitting. The actual scabbard throat is an ancient pattern of stylized scrollwork casted in copper.
Guard: The Guard fits seamlessly over the scabbard throat and it is also made of high quality brass.
Empuñadura: The handle is ebony wood as well, over the tang of the blade. The grip has a two brass stripe design and offers a nice grip when wielding the sword. The pommel of the sword is made of high quality brass.