Close Up: Twin Dao Swords Dated: circa 18th century Culture: Chinese Medium: steel, copper, silk, wood, leather
Shaung jian.71 cm late 19th century
Note the construction of the scabbard.
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Chinese double straight sword (Shuang Jian), 22 & 1/2 inches overall in the scabbard and just over 20 inches out of the scabbard. The blades show clear forging lines in places and are as clean and untouched as the day the were made some 120-150 years ago. The scabbard is bound in dyed blue ray skin,all fittings exibit the Chinese bat for good luck and the Buddhist symbols of longevity. fluted red lacquered hilt grips. The other Jian are shown for comparission only.
Korean Knife, circa mid 1800s 33cms overall in the scabbard, the blade is 22cms long with a raised curved tip and is clearly forged and razor sharp. Lovely tonkou and superb hilt fittings with sunbursts to the pommel cap and tsuba style guard. A very rare and striking knife in the style of Chinese sabres of the day. Scabbard has been re-lacquered. http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/