Being offered is a nice old antique Chinese long jian sword. This example measures 37 in total length when measured in its scabbard. The long grip has a blue chord grip with brass pommel, ferrule and guard. Good quality brass mounts to the handle. The scabbard has matching brass mounts with a wire wrapped and lacquered scabbard typical of this period.
The blade is quite nice. It is double edged with a nice median ridge down the center. It is etched at the forte on one side with 3 Character Chinese inscription.
The opposite side has some type of etched decoration but it has faded enough it is not very legible. The inscription has also faded but if you angle the blade you can make out the characters. The blade shows nice laminations particularly along the cutting edge. Seems to be San Mai construction based on the laminations along the edge. This is a very well balanced sword.
Most likely made for a martial artist and is made for use. All in all, a very nice Chinese Jian sword.
Please view my other auctions for a great variety of swords, daggers and tribal art. The item "VERY NICE OLD ANTIQUE CHINESE LONG JIAN SWORD WITH LAMINATED BLADE" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Swords". The seller is "rsword" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped worldwide.