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5160 Spring Steel Chinese Jian. Incredibly fast and lightweight (1.42lbs) yet with forceful cuts and deadly accurate in the thrust.
It is very hard to find a truly functional and affordable Chinese Jian. Until now that is..
The blade itself is hand forged from 5160 Spring Steel - terminating in aged brass fittings, a cord wrapped handle, and stunning rosewood scabbard. Straightforward and simple in appearance, its emphasis is on raw functionality and practical usage - and it was a sword that I personally found very hard to put down when examining the early prototypes at the forge in Pangasinan.
When swung through the air, this distally tapered blade, which weighs only 1.42lbs, positively SINGS and even a casual dry cut gives you a sense of its frighteningly effective cutting power. But it is in the thrust that the Jian excels, and the light blade allows pin point accuracy.
Historically, Jians similar to this one have been used for over 2,500 years and were known as the "Gentlemen of Weapons" as it was most often the principal side arm of the scholar elites.
As BCI is a traditional sword forge, they do not mass produce their blades - so the time between restock can be many months. As these swords are in very limited supply and priced well below usual industry markups, it is highly recommended that if you want to secure one and they are in stock, you order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.