Roaring Dragon is the enhanced version of the Magnificent Chu Jian.
Roaring Dragon is model after 2,200+ year old Chu double handed swords The famous "Chu Long Sword", feared and respected in historical records. It was said this type of long sword were handled as if it was a spear and it moved like a flying dragon.
The hilt has an oval cross section profile for accurate edge alignment.
Blade only weight: 830 g (1 lb. 13.27 oz)
Sword only weight: approx. 1134 g (2 lb. 8 oz)
Blade length: 100 cm (39.5"),
Handle length: 38 cm (15"),
Total length: 138 cm (4' 6.3"),
Width at hand guard: 30 mm, Width at tip: 20 mm
Thickness: 7 mm - 2.5 mm at the tip
POB: approx.13 cm (5.1") from hand guard
Blade Profile: 8 surfaces shallow groove
Folded pattern steel:
1060 carbon steel + T8 tungsten-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
1060 carbon steel
T8 tungsten-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
Tungsten <= 0.30
Vanadium <= 0.02
Molybdenum <= 0.20
Superior heat treatment:
Hardness 54-55 HRC.
Blade rebounds to true after bending.
Cut bamboo with ease.
Hand polish to smooth soft shine and sword sharp edge.
Industrial grade precision case brass fittings.
The hand guard have classic Taotie Zoomorphic pattern.
The pommel have beautiful concentric circular grooves, a signature of high status exclusive for king and nobility.
Ancient Chu Style thin edge and slim scabbard.
The beautiful scabbard pattern is classic Chu phoenix motif in red, accented with yellow 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.
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.
Master Dante Basili demonstrates Mantis two handed sword techniques
Master Pesina demonstrates double hand sword techniques with the Roaring Dragon
See the cutting power of Roaring Dragon
This first introduction illustrate different gripping method and signature techniques for Chinese Double Hand sword
Later half shows long handle provides mechanical advantage in thrusting and blocking
Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
RHINOCEROS IN ANCIENT CHINA
Singer Gong Lin Na sang the Chu song "AS I URGED ON TO SEEK MY VANISHED DREAM" , accompanied by replica of 2500 years old set of chimes and bells. Notice the color scheme of the set. Red, yellow, black, gold, which LK Chen used for the Chu Phoenix motifs in Magnificent Chu Jian and Roaring Dragon. The translation of the beautiful lyrics can be found below.
Swift jade-green dragons, birds with plumage gold,
I harnessed to the whirlwind, and behold,
At daybreak from the land of plane-trees grey,
I came to paradise ere close of day.
I wished within the sacred brove to rest,
But now the sun was sinking in the west;
The driver of the sun I bade to stay,
Ere with the setting rays we haste away.
The way was long, and wrapped in gloom did seem,
As I urged on to seek my vanished dream.
The dragons quenched their thirst beside the lake
Where bathed the sun, whilst I upon the brake
Fastened my reins; a golden bough I sought
To brush the sun, and tarred there in sport.
The pale moon's charioteer I then bade lead,
The master of the winds swiftly succeed;
Before, the royal blue bird cleared the way;
The lord of thunder urged me to delay.
I bade the phoenix scan the heaven wide;
But vainly day and night its course it tried;
The gathering whirlwinds drove it from my sight,
Rushing with lowering clouds to check my flight;
Sifting and merging in the firmament,
Above, below, in various hues they went.