Flying Phoenix 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
Superior heat treatment: Hardness 55-58 HRC. Blade rebounds to true after 80-90 degree bending, Cut bamboo with ease.
Hand polish to smooth soft shine and sword sharp edge.
Youxia (knight-errants) Grade
Folded pattern steel: 1065 carbon steel + T8 tungsten-cobalt-vanadium high-speed tool steel. Sleek jet black scabbard.
The Nobility Grade
Folded pattern steel: 1065 carbon steel + T9 tungsten-cobalt-vanadium high-speed tool steel. Han dynasty swirling clouds motif scabbard.
Industrial grade precision case brass fittings. The hand guard is in the shape of spreading wing of a swift flying bird.
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.
LK Chen recreates blade geometry based on antique specimens and each period sword has their unique blade profile reflecting the technology and combat requirements of their historic time period.
Song of the Hidden Dragon - an ode to Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮 (181-234)
Imperial Chancellor of Shu Han, military strategist per excellence,
who style himself the "Hidden Dragon".
Zhuge Liang dedicated his life to bring peace to the land and
labored to his last breath trying to restore the glory of Han.
After a soundtrack in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.