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Functional Jians

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Cold Steel Gim Sword

(Ref: CS-88G)

There are two basic types of straight bladed swords used in China. One is fairly long and heavy known as the Wu Jian or "Martial Sword". The other is substantially lighter and called a Wen Jian or "Scholar's Sword".

After studying books and video tapes on the history and use of both swords, we have decided to make our own battle worthy Gim (Wu Jian) for serious collectors and practitioners of Chinese Martial Arts.

The blade of our Wu Jian is made out of 1055 Carbon steel and measures 30" long by 11/2" wide. For cutting and slashing, both edges are quite sharp and they terminate in a strong, useful point for stabbing. The traditionally styled guard and pommel are cast out of thick sturdy brass and fit snugly on a stout Rosewood handle that is both highly decorative as well as functional.

The Gim Sword comes with an excellent wood scabbard with brass throat, chape and sword rings and can be worn suspended from the belt or slung over the shoulder.

Key Features

  • 1055 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Traditionally Styled
  • Wood Scabbard

Attributes

  • This sword is sharp.
  • This sword is fully functional.
  • This sword is hand-forged.

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3 In Stock

OUR PRICE: 439.99 / 527.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cold Steel Battle Gim XX

(Ref: CS-88FG)

While researching traditional Chinese swords near Shanghai, we visited a distinguished collector who had an ancient Wu Jian, or Gim. Its appearance and martial spirit were so unique and impressive that it warranted being reproduced for Cold Steel's customers.

The Gim is forged from our best DAMASCUS STEEL by talented smiths, it features a broad symmetrical point and a slightly wider, heavier blade than custom would dictate. This gives it a more pronounced blade-heavy balance making its twin razor-sharp edges slightly more suitable for cutting and slashing than thrusting.

The attractive Rosewood hilt is framedby a blackened iron guard and pommel. They're embellished with an intricate filigree of traditional Chinese Peony flowers and leaves. The matching Rosewood scabbard is styled in a similar fashion on its chape, throat and ring mounts.

Key Features

  • Damascus Steel Blade
  • Traditionally Styled
  • Rosewood Scabbard

Attributes

  • This sword is sharp.
  • This sword is fully functional.
  • This sword is hand-forged.

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1 In Stock

OUR PRICE: 660.60 / 792.72 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cold Steel Jade Lion Gim Sword

(Ref: CS-88RLG)

The concept of the guardian lion emerged in China over 1800 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The lion, fierce, courageous, loyal and swift, was the perfect symbol to guard home and hearth. Both decorative and symbolic, it was common to see elegant sculptures of these lions guarding the homes of the wealthy and aristocratic or even the gates of the Imperial Palace and the tombs of the Chinese emperors.

Our Jade Lion series draws upon the same protective reputation. This makes them appropriate for collectors specifically as well as martial artists in general.

The watchful Chinese lion motif is cast in nickel-sliver with almost sculptural detail on the heavy guard and pommels. This provides a compelling contrast to the elegant jade green color of the cord wrapped handles and matching rosewood scabbards that are covered in highly polished samé (ray skin) that’s dyed to match the handles. The most attention grabbing feature, however, are the blades themselves. Forged by hand and expertly tempered from our finest Damascus steel, their distinctively subtle swirl pattern bespeaks the elegant beauty of fine craftsmanship combined with the incomparable strength of Damascus steel.

The Lion Gim is a Wen Jian (Scholar's Sword), with a little more panache than the practical versions (like the Cold Steel Gim Sword). In Cold Steel's tests it severed and pierced 4" bamboo poles with a single cut or thrust.

Key Features

  • Damascus Steel Blade
  • Traditionally Styled
  • Ray Skin Scabbard

Attributes

  • This sword is sharp.
  • This sword is fully functional.
  • This sword is hand-forged.

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OUR PRICE: 899.99 / 1,079.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword - 28" Blade

(Ref: SH2008A)

The Practical Taiji (Tai Chi) series from Hanwei has been developed in response to many requests for a quality Taiji sword for everyday practice. This sword features three blade lengths to suit the individual requirements of the Taiji practitioner. Featuring a steel guard and pommel the swords are correctly balanced and the the un-edged blades are crafted in fully tempered high-carbon steel. The flattened-diamond blade section produces a blade that is moderately stiff, while still allowing for some flexibility. A matching Tassel (HW2078) is also available.

Key Features

  • Designed for T'ai Chi practitioners
  • Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade
  • Scabbard included

Attributes

  • This jian is sharp.
  • This jian is fully functional.
  • This jian is hand-forged.
HW2008A Metric Imperial
Blade Type Semi-Rigid
Overall 87.6cm 34½"
Blade 71.1cm 28"
Grip 16.5cm 6½"
Weight 0.530Kg 1lb 3oz

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OUR PRICE: 130.00 / 156.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword - 30" Blade

(Ref: SH2008B)

The Practical Taiji (Tai Chi) series from Hanwei has been developed in response to many requests for a quality Taiji sword for everyday practice. This sword features three blade lengths to suit the individual requirements of the Taiji practitioner. Featuring a steel guard and pommel the swords are correctly balanced and the the un-edged blades are crafted in fully tempered high-carbon steel. The flattened-diamond blade section produces a blade that is moderately stiff, while still allowing for some flexibility. A matching Tassel (HW2078) is also available.

Key Features

  • Designed for T'ai Chi practitioners
  • Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade
  • Scabbard included

Attributes

  • This jian is sharp.
  • This jian is fully functional.
  • This jian is hand-forged.
HW2008B Metric Imperial
Blade Type Semi-Rigid
Overall 92.7cm 36½"
Blade 76.2cm 30"
Grip 16.5cm 6½"
Weight 0.620Kg 1lb 6oz

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OUR PRICE: 130.00 / 156.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Tai Chi Sword - 32" Blade

(Ref: SH2008C)

The Practical Taiji (Tai Chi) series from Hanwei has been developed in response to many requests for a quality Taiji sword for everyday practice. This sword features three blade lengths to suit the individual requirements of the Taiji practitioner. Featuring a steel guard and pommel the swords are correctly balanced and the the un-edged blades are crafted in fully tempered high-carbon steel. The flattened-diamond blade section produces a blade that is moderately stiff, while still allowing for some flexibility. A matching Tassel (HW2078) is also available.

Key Features

  • Designed for T'ai Chi practitioners
  • Fully tempered high-carbon steel blade
  • Scabbard included

Attributes

  • This jian is sharp.
  • This jian is fully functional.
  • This jian is hand-forged.
HW2008C Metric Imperial
Blade Type Semi-Rigid
Overall 97.8cm 38½"
Blade 81.3cm 32"
Grip 16.5cm 6½"
Weight 0.620Kg 1lb 6oz

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OUR PRICE: 133.00 / 159.60 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Wushu Sword

(Ref: SH2062)

Developed in response to requests from Wushu practitioners for swords with ultra-flexible blades, the Practical Wushu has a spring steel blade that tapers to almost paper-thin at the tip. The light weight (barely one pound) of the sword makes it extremely fast in skilled hands. The Tassel (HW2078) will also fit this sword perfectly.

Key Features

  • Highly flexible
  • Very light and quick
  • Loud!

Attributes

  • This sword is sharp.
  • This sword is fully functional.
  • This sword is hand-forged.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 92.71cm 36½"
Blade Length 76.20cm 30"
Grip Length 16.51cm 6½"
Weight 0.42Kg 15oz

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OUR PRICE: 118.00 / 141.60 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Scott Rodell Cutting Sword

(Ref: SH2429)

Designed by noted martial artist and teacher Scott M. Rodell, our Chinese Cutting Sword provides a purpose-built weapon for the art of cutting in Chinese Swordsmanship. Utilizing a special steel formulation and heat treatment regimen developed by Hanwei, the blade optimizes edge hardness and body toughness, ideal characteristics in a cutting sword. The elegantly simple steel fittings reinforce the sword`s mission, providing uncluttered lines while still remaining true to tradition. The black leather-over-cranberry rayskin grip ensures secure handling. A rosewood scabbard with fittings matching the hilt completes an attractive package.

Scott M. Rodell`s martial arts career includes over 25 years of training in Yang Style Taijiquan. He has trained under several noted Chinese masters, in both the U.S. and China. He is the founding Director of the Great River Taoist Center, headquartered in Washington D.C. with branches across the U.S., Russia, Estonia, Netherlands, Germany and Australia. Rodell is the author of "Chinese Swordsmanship, the Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition" and "A Practical Guide to Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship", both of which are highly recommended.

Key Features

  • Designed by Scott Rodell
  • Cutting Blade Geometry
  • Purpose-Built Weapon

Attributes

  • This jian is sharp.
  • This jian is fully functional.
  • This jian is hand-forged.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 100.33cm 39½"
Blade Length 73.66cm 29"
Grip Length 21.59cm 8½"
Weight 0.96Kg 2lb 2oz

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OUR PRICE: 299.99 / 359.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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