Hand-Forged Damascus Tang Jian
Reinforced cutting steel, very hard, very dureable.
This sword is upper quality range.
Balance point and materials are therefore accordingly expensive and high standart
The sword is handforged and so the length can vary.
Properties: stiff, hardened, sharp
Total sword length: 108 cm (42.5 in)
Blade length: 76 cm (29.9 in)
Hanle length: 27 cm (10.6 in)
Blade thickness: 0.9 cm (0.35 in)
Containing sheath weight: 1.2 kg (2.64 pounds)
Without sheath weight: 0.95 kg (2 pounds)
Sword style from Tang dynasty 唐 (618-907), was the second great dynasty of Chinese history that was able to unify a vast territory, to spread its culture to the surrounding countries and to absorb and adapt the cultures of surrounding states and peoples. A great part of the Tang aristocracy even was of non-Chinese, especiallyTurkish origin, and merchants from Inner Asia, like Sogdhians and Persians dwelled the quarters of the capital Chang'an 長安 (modern Xi'an 西安, Shaanxi). Offical and private trade was undertaken with many countries in the South East Asian archipelago. The religion of Buddhism spread, in its Chinese form, to Korea and Japan. But at the same time, Confucianism again rose as a semi-religious instrument of state doctrine, and was able to vanquish Buddhism in the last century of the Tang period. The Tang period is especially famous for its literary achievements in the field of poetry (shi poetry 詩).