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A fine Chinese Jian
Yazi guard, dragon forte
Taoist sword

A fine Chinese Jian Yazi guard, dragon forte Taoist sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Chinese sword, Jian.

This Jian from the late Qing Dynasty measures 94cms long in the scabbard, just under 89cms out and has a blade length of 70.5cms.
The hilt is comprised of a timber grip bound with mulberry paper and cloth wrapping. The pommel and collar are decorated to the surfaced and the chiseled guard is a representation of a Tiger with the symbol for "Wang" or King on this forehead.
The blade is of an oval cross section, thickened at the forte and narrowing slightly through the cross section from this point through to the tip. The centre of the blade is fullered and decorated with seven star inlay.
The forte is decorated with a dragon chasing a pearl to one side and Taoist script to the other.
The scabbard is timber bound with wire and lacquer. It has three decorated fittings intact.

A fine and rare sword becoming harder to find in full sword length.