blade width: 1 3/16"
grip and pommel: 6 1/2"
guard: 3 1/2"
weight (sword): 1 lb 4.6 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 1 lb 14.4 oz
Jian style Practical Tai Chi sword, made by Paul Chen/Hanwei. Sharp high carbon steel blade, black composite handle with chrome plated steel guard and pommel, black scabbard with chrome plated steel fittings. A very light and fast sword! This jian is available with three blade lengths: 28" blade, 30" blade, and 32" blade.
Note: A comparison of the Practical Tai Chi sword and the Adam Hsu jian - Fittings are similar, the main differences are in the blade. The Tai chi sword has a sharp slightly flexible blade, suitable for both forms and cutting training. The Hsu jian have an unsharpened mostly rigid blade, suitable for forms and light sparring training. The Tai Chi sword blade distally tapers from thick to thin, whereas the Jian does slightly taper but is roughly the same thickness the length of the blade. The grips differ in that the Tai Chi grip is rounded, and the Jian have a more slender grooved grip.