Gim Sword (88G)
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, we have decided to make our own battle worthy Gim (Wu Jian) for
serious collectors and practitioners of Chinese Martial Arts. The blade of our
Wu Jian is made out of 1050 spring steel and measures 28" 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 wood and
cord wrapped 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.
Weight: 34.2 oz.
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Length: 30"
Handle: 7 1/7" long. Cord Wrapped
Overall Length: 37 1/4"
Sheath: Hardwood Scabbard with Brass Fittings
From Cold Steel
List Price - $470
Our Price - $300