During the Han Dynasty, the sport of Fencing was popular from the Imperial Court down to every street corner. There were many schools and well known teachers. Fencing scenes are popular subject matters on stone murals.
Rarely seen out side private collections and museum, Han Fencing Jian pre-dated western swords with similar hand guard systems for over 1000 years.
We bring a Han Shield Guard Fencing Jian back to life based on specimens from private collections.
Total Length: 115 cm (45")
Blade Length: 95 cm (37.4")
Blade Width: 23 mm
Grip Length: 17 cm (6.7")
End Cap: 3 cm (1.1")
Blade Thickness 6.5-7 mm
GB 60Si2MnA High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel
(Compare to AISI/SAE 5160 spring steel)
Element % 60Si2MnA AISI/SAE 5160
Carbon 0.56-0.64 0.56-0.61
Silicon 1.60-2.00 0.15-0.35
Manganese 0.60-0.90 0.75-1.00
Phosphorus <=0.030 <=0.035
Sulfur <=0.030 <=0.040
Chromium <=0.35 0.70-0.90
Nickel <=0.35 <=0.25
Hand Guards: Stainless Steel
Grip: Flatten Wax Cord
Weight: Approx.1260 g (2 lb 12.44 oz)
POB: 4 cm (1.57") in front of hand guard
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