Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword
Item # SH2269C
The Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword
The Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword is designed by world renowned Chinese martial arts master Sifu Adam Hsu. The Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword Chinese straight sword is becoming the weapon of choice in the Tai Chi community. Functionality, weight and balance are paramount considerations in Sifu Adam Hsu's designs, while Hanwei's quality and workmanship give the swords a graceful and pleasing appearance. The blade of the Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword is crafted in high carbon spring steel and has a pronounced center ridge and distal taper, producing exactly the right degree of stiffness and a very audible hiss in the cutting stroke. The Ming style steel guards have an embossed Dragon symbol, while the open-ended pommels facilitate the fitting of a tassel. A unique feature is the "duck-bill lock" in the bottom of the scabbard that securely holds the sword in place. The Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Adam Hsu Jian Sword features a 28 inch blade and a fiberglass grip and scabbard.
This fully functional Chinese straight sword sword , Jian , is tailored to meet the demands of reenactment and stage combat.
There are two basic types of straight bladed swords used in China. One is fairly long and heavy known as the Wu Jian or "Martial Sword". The other is substantially lighter and called a Wen Jian or "Scholar's Sword" and was primarily carried for personal self defense. After studying books and video tapes on the history and use of both weapons , Cold Steel decided to make their own battle worthy Gim (Wu Jian) for serious collectors and practitioners of Chinese Martial Arts. The blade of their Wu Jian is made out of 1050 spring steel and measures 30" long by 11/2" wide. For cutting and slashing , both edges are quite sharp and they terminate in a strong , useful point for stabbing. The traditionally styled guard and pommel are cast out of thick sturdy brass and fit snugly on a stout Rosewood handle that is both highly decorative as well as functional.
The Gim Sword comes with an excellent wood scabbard with brass throat , chape and sword rings and can be worn suspended from the belt or slung over the shoulder.
Overall Length: 36 1/2"
Blade Length: 30"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Weight: 38.8 oz.
Blade: 1050 steel
Handle: 6 1/2" long. Rosewood
Sheath: Hardwood Scabbard with Brass Fittings
All Edged Weapons, Battle Ready or Not, May Injure,
Kill and/or Become Damaged if Used Improperly