The Chinese Traditional Straight Sword by Long Chuan (Shen) offers this beautiful sword made of high carbon steel that's corrosion resistant. The blade is full tang, stiff and sturdy. An excellent straight sword for kung fu traditional styles. The scabbard and handle are sanded smooth and stained a rich dark walnut color. The scabbard has stamped brass fittings. The swords guard and pommel are made of solid caste brass rather than the standard beaten brass that serves to give theses swords a better balance than most commercial swords as well as giving them a very fine appearance.
Shen Family Swords
Many sword-making families now live in Long Quan, but the most famous among them is the Shen family. The Shen family's swords have been known to have the best quality and skill for hundreds of years. In the 1911 Long Quan Master Sword competition, a sword forged by the third generation of the Shen family stabbed through three solid brass blanks as well as split a sword from another maker in half, thus earning the title "King of Swords." The Shen family Long Quan Master Sword were praised as national treasure in China by the people of the highest social class. In 1942, a Long Quan Master Sword was made for the second president of the Republic of China by special request and in 1955, a special customized Long Quan Master Sword was made for General Mao Zhe Don.These swords are handmade so weights and sizes can slightly vary.
Sword lengths available: 28", 30", 32", 33.5"
- Handle Length: 6"
- Blade Weight: 28" 2.15 lbs, 30" 2.25 lbs, 32" 2.30 lbs, 33.5" 2.45 lbs
- Sword Material: High Carbon Corrosion Resistant Steel
- Fittings: Cast Brass
- Sword Flexibility: Stiff
- Balance Point: 4"
- Wood Material: Rich Dark Brown Pear Blossom
- Blade: Unsharpened
- Blade Type: Diamond
- Tang: Full