Designed by world-renowned Chinese martial arts master Sifu Adam Hsu and made by Paul Chen / Hanwei, these Chinese jian (straight swords) are becoming the weapon of choice in the tai chi community. Functionality, weight and balance are paramount considerations in Sifu Hsu's designs, while Hanwei's quality and workmanship give the swords a graceful and pleasing appearance. The blades are crafted in high-carbon spring steel and have a pronounced center ridge and distal taper, producing exactly the right degree of stiffness and a very audible hiss in the cutting stroke. The blades are unsharpened for training safety, but they are not wide-edged "blunts". The Ming-style steel guards have an embossed Dragon symbol, while the open-ended pommels facilitate the fitting of a tassel. These two-hand jians are available with the grips and scabbards made from wood-patterned fiberglass resin for extreme durability. With a weight of 2 lbs, this long sword handles beautifully.
blade: 34" to front of guard
blade: 36" to end of guard
blade width: 1 1/8" at guard
blade width: 3/4" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 12 7/8"
guard: 4 1/4"
balance point: 2 1/2" in front of guard
weight (sword): 2 lbs 2.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lbs 11.5 oz
Discontinued and sold out