Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
- JGR
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S

Jian Swords

Jian Swords

A jian sword is a double edged blade that has been in use for the last 2,500 years of Chinese history. While it was first mentioned in writing during the 7th century BCE, it was still in use after the invention of guns and cannons. A typical jian blade measures anywhere from 18 to 31 inches long and can weigh between 1.5 to 2 pounds. While this sword is generally wielded with one hand, some jian are for heavier two-handed styles that are used in some Chinese martial arts.

 

The jian is also known as “The Gentleman of Weapons” in Chinese folklore, and is considered one of the five major weapons including the dao (sabre), gùn (staff), qiang (spear), and halberd. Originally, jian were made of bronze, but today, Chinese jian swords are made from a variety of carbon steels. At Swords of Northshire, our jian are made of 1095 high carbon steel, folded Damascus steel, or clay-tempered steel. Explore our collection of Chinese swords for sale today to find the perfect jian for you.

 

Our Chinese Jian Swords

 

At Swords of Northshire, we honor the generations of Chinese and Japanese metal workers that came before us through our dedication to excellence. When you order a sword from our collection, we convey your order to one of our master blacksmiths to begin its creation. They spend two to three weeks perfecting the blade, hilt, and scabbard before pronouncing your order complete. Our craftsmen spend days on every detail, ensuring your sword arrives fully functional and battle-ready.

 

Whether you need it for practice in the dojo, for use during ceremonies, or you plan to put it on display, each jian sword from our collection is made with the utmost respect to the traditions and techniques of our predecessors.

If you already have a jian sword and wish to add something else to your collection, browse our samurai swords, ninja weapons, polearms, and more today!

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