Chinese Bronze Two Ring Jian Long Sword, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
Chinese Bronze Two Ring Jian Longsword from the Warring States Period, latter part of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (475 – 221 BC) with Display Stand
Chinese Bronze Two Ring Jian Longsword from the Warring States Period, the latter part of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (475 – 221 BC) | Includes Display Stand | Swords of this type are called “two-ring” swords because of the prominent rings located on the hilt. The Chinese term for this weapon is “Jian” which refers to a double-edged sword. This style of Jian is generally attributed to either the Wu or the Yue state. The sword has a pointed tip and straight edges which may indicate an earlier period Jian. The blade is heavy with a midrib and tapered edges | Approx. Dimensions: The total length of this sword is a long 25.5″ (64.77cm) (with stand, 26.5″ (67.31cm); The width at the shoulder is 2.25″ and at the pommel is 1.65″ | Further Description: A very impressive sword with a long, straight blade with a raised, linear ridge down its center. It has a very shallow, short guard. The thin handle would have had leather or some other perishable material wrapped around it to form a grip. At the top is a broad, round pommel | The Warring States period in Chinese history was one of instability and conflict between many smaller Kingdom-states. The period officially ended when China was unified under Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di in 221 BC.
Eastern Zhou Dynasty (475 – 221 BC)
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