Soaring Sky is based on a rare antique sample of an early Han Dynasty Jian. Soaring Sky is a 1:1 recreation of a true Han Dynasty 8 sided blade.
This sword represents a bridge between the 8 sided blade Chu Jian to the later 4 sided blade Han Jian.
Soaring Sky has the regal eight sided cross-section inherited from Chu Jian with the long and slender profile of a classic Han Jian.
Eight sided Han Jian is rare and mostly find in tombs of royal family members and senior court officials.
The hilt has a rhomboid cross section profile for accurate edge alignment.
Soaring sky has a 20 cm (7.8") handle and is primarily a single handed sword with the option of using 2 hands in certain techniques.
Blade only weight: 600 g (1 lb. 5.2 oz)
Sword only weight: approx. 823 g (1 lb. 13 oz)
Blade length: 88.5 cm (34.84"),
Handle length: 20 cm (7.8"),
Total length: 110 cm (43.3"),
Slightly pronounced tapering
Width at hand guard: 29 mm, Width at tip: 15 mm
Thickness: 7.38 mm - 3.97 mm at the tip
POB: approx.17 cm (6.6") from hand guard
Blade Profile: octagonal 8 surfaces
Folded pattern steel:
1060 carbon steel + T9 tungsten-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
1060 carbon steel
T9 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 pommel is prominent with beautiful relief based on authentic antique. The scabbard belt loop has the harvest grain pattern and the scabbard tip has geometric pattern . Classic Han Dynasty hand guard with a smooth and subtlety indented surface.
Ancient Han Style thin and slim scabbard.
The beautiful scabbard pattern have a two tone red rhomboid shape checkered patterns band and classic Han swirling cloud motif in slim gold line on jet 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.
2000 years old 8 sided Han Jian.
Soaring Sky - authentic 1:1 recreation of Han Dynasty 8 sided blade.
LK Chen examining a 2000 years old 8 sided Han Jian, the original model for the Soaring Sky
Rhomboid cross section