Made by Shen a highly respected family in Long Chuan village, this straight sword is a grade beyond the regular Long Chuan weapons. The steel for the blades is much higher quality as we have had a higher grade of steel (high carbon content) delivered to the maker. The blade itself has a moderate flex that can bend approximately 90 degrees when pressure is placed on tip of blade. The swords guard and handle end are made of casted 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. Handle and scabbard is made of Oak Wood stain rich dark brown. These Long Chuan Straight Swords are available in 28", 30", and 32" blade lengths. They come with a free tassel and sword case.
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 hand forged so information given below may vary slightly with each sword.
- Sword Weight: 28" is 1.32 lbs; 30" is 1.57"; 32" is 1.60 lbs.
- Balance point 1"
- Handle between hilt and pommel is 6"
- Blade: Unsharpened