Dragon King taotie jian longsword

The Taotie is an ancient Chinese mythological creature that dates back to the Shang dynasty (1766-1046 BC), and is sort of a gluttonous, insatiable spirit. It's a good motif for the lost-wax cast pommel and guard of this monster two-handed jian, which is over 4' long. The blade is 5160 high carbon steel that is a full 3/8" thick at the ricasso, yet the whole weapon weighs under 2 1/2 lbs. The hilt is cord-wrapped for a firm grip, and the sword is complete with a matching lacquered wood core scabbard. Both Eastern and Western longsworders will really like this extremely fuctional sharp beastie.

length: 51 1/2"
blade: 37 3/4"
grip and pommel: 12 1/2"
balance point: 6" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 6 oz

Price: $490

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