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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!

This battle ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is ..
$269.99
This is a well-made folded steel Chinese sword, following the traditional forging process. The blade is very sharp and folded 10 times resulting in 1,024 layers for superior strength and flexibility, also creating the beautiful grain pattern on the blade. Both edges of the blade are fully sharp..
$469.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$469.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to act as a walking cane. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. When the sword is locked, it's a walking stick. The handle and cane(scabbard) are made of ebo..
$359.99
This battle ready Jian short sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfectly balanced for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, folded, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. The blade is folded 13 times creati..
$249.99
This functional Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ..
$269.99
This functional Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ..
$269.99
This functional Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ..
$239.99
Han Dynasty Jian Damascus Steel Sword This battle-ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of damascus steel and clay tempered to create a genuine hamon on both edges. This sword is designed to be perfectly balanced for practical Chinese martial arts training, ceremonial use, and display. Our swords ar..
$789.99
This battle ready Jian short sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not yo..
$199.99
This battle ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is ..
$389.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$439.99
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