is created based on classic Han Jian design and optimized to deliver the fastest and the most powerful "Thrust" and "Strike" sword technique.
Flying Phoenix is considered by LK Chen to be his masterpiece and the foremost sword in the LK5 collection.
Flying Phoenix has a 20 cm (7.8") handle and is primarily a single handed sword with the option of using 2 hands in certain techniques.
The hilt has an oval cross section profile for accurate edge alignment.
Blade only weight: 610 g (1 lb. 6.5 oz)
Sword only weight: approx. 795 g (1 lb. 12 oz)
Blade length: 86 cm (34"),
Handle length: 20 cm (7.8"),
Total length: 106 cm (41.8"),
Slightly pronounced tapering
Width at hand guard: 32 mm, Width at tip: 15 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm - 2.5 mm at the tip
POB: approx.13 cm (5.1") from hand guard
Blade Profile: diamond 4 surfaces
Folded pattern steel: 1065 carbon steel + T8 tungsten-cobalt-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
Superior heat treatment: Hardness 55-58 HRC. Blade rebounds to true after 80-90 degree bending, Cut bamboo with ease.
Hand polish to mirror shine and keen sharp edge.
Industrial grade precision case bronze fittings. The hand guard is in the shape of spreading wing of a swift flying bird.
Ancient Han Style thin and slim scabbard.
The beautiful scabbard pattern is classic Han swirling cloud motif in red on black background.
Fit and finish
We perfected the fit and finish of our swords and the final assembly is meticulously performed by our senior craft masters. It takes a skill craftsman one whole working day to assemble our sword to a precision fit.
Test thrusting power of Flying Phoenix
Superior Heat Treatment - 90 degree bend rebound to true
After extensive research, precise measurements and actual handling of real specimens. LK Chen integrated all the primary data and personal handling experience to come up with a Blade Design Specification for each of the Jian. Blade Design Specification details the form and structure of the blade in terms of blade length, handle length, width at various part of the blade, the final target weight and where to start the tapering. It also specify the type of steel to use, the hardness, elasticity and sharpness and what level of polishing and finishes required. In addition to the blade design for the swords smith. LK Chen also come up with the design for the fittings for the bronze casting workshop, And finally, the design of the scabbard and the hand painted pattern on the scabbard to complete the sword.