The Chu two-handed sword (jian) was probably the first steel-bladed ‘longsword’ that the world had seen and it was closely modeled on bronze examples that had gone before. Here we look at the historically accurate replica, the ‘roaring dragon’ jian, by LK Chen, with some historical background and cutting tests. Full review by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria.
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