The SH2009A has lacquered natural wood and copper plated brass fittings and scabbard, and a 28 1/4" fullered more flexible blade, yet weighs only 1 lb 1 oz.
The Damascus Taiji (SH1013) sword is built around a hand-forged Damascus steel blade.
Crafted by CAS Hanwei to a completely different standard of quality than most pieces available, the Damascus Tai-Chi (SH1013) sword is built around a hand-forged Damascus steel blade, profiled to produce a fast, well balanced sword for the martial artist and an authentic piece for the collector of Oriental weaponry. The matching rosewood grip and scabbard with solid bronze fittings, decorated in the traditional Chinese motif, are meticulously finished in this heirloom quality sword. Made by Hanwei. Specifications Overall: 37 ¼” Blade Length: 28 ¼” Handle Length: 6 ½” Weight: 1lb 11oz Point of Balance: 5.16" Width at Guard: 1.07" Width at Tip: .69" Thickness at Guard: .37" Thickness at Tip: .17" Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. Key Features * Damascus steel blade * Meticulously finished * Traditional Chinese motif
a beautiful and practical taiji sword
Designed by world-renowned Chinese martial arts master Sifu Adam Hsu, these Chinese straight swords (Jian) are becoming the weapon of choice in the Tai Chi community. Functionality, weight and balance are paramount considerations in Sifu Hsu’s designs, while Hanwei’s quality and workmanship give the swords a graceful and pleasing appearance. The blades are crafted in high-carbon spring steel and have a pronounced center ridge and distal taper, producing exactly the right degree of stiffness and a very audible hiss in the cutting stroke. The Ming-style steel guards have an embossed Dragon symbol, while the open-ended pommels facilitate the fitting of a tassel. A unique feature is the “duck-bill lock” in the bottom of the scabbard that securely holds the sword in place. The single-hand sword is available in four blade sizes. All of the Hsu Jian are available with a choice of fiberglass (for durability) or wood (for the traditionalist) grips and scabbards. Made by Hanwei. Specifications Overall: 35" Blade Length: 28”-34" Handle Length: 7" Weight: 1lb 4oz Point of Balance: 4" Width at Guard: 1.03" Width at Tip: .70" Thickness at Guard: .32" Thickness at Tip: .15" Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. Product Details / Options * SH2269A - 28" blade (sold out) * SH2269B - 30" blade (sold out) * SH2269C - 32" blade (sold out) * SH2269D - 34" blade (sold out) Key Features * High-carbon spring steel * Ming-style guard * Fiberglass Handle
The Shinto Katana has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. The blade is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method.
The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black cotton sageo. A finely rendered dragon, detailed in gold, with true front-and-back detail, forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the piece. The Shinto is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit. Key Features * Forged high-carbon steel blade * Built for cutting * Traditional construction Specifications: Overall: 39 1/2“ Blade Length: 27“ Handle Length: 11 1/4” Weight: 1lb 14oz Thickness at Guard: .260 Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.