Functional Oriental Tai Chi Swords

Meet the gentlemans sword. Born of ancient China, the jian is considered to be one of the four fundamental weapons, alongside the dao, the gun, and the qiang. The jian is also known as the tai chi sword, where it has earned reputation as a legendary weapon, thanks to its appearance in the hands of numerous wushu acts and Kung Fu films. At Dark Knight Armoury, we attempt to blend the history and tradition of this sword with its modern legend to create a blade as light and as fast as the wind, yet as powerful as a raging river. Supposedly, this sword earned its nickname as the gentlemans sword and the scholars sword because a frail scholar could carry it all day long, and still not tire of its weight. There is no accounting for history, but the blades we offer are light and quick, as well as easy to wield, and that makes the jian a deadly blade that is capable of decisive, swift, and deadly in skilled hands. We offer a few fully functional variations of this blade which bear some explaining. More traditional tai chi swords and jian are designed for battle and have a blade that is made for cutting and thrusting. Many of our jian, including our battle gim swords and our two handed jians fit into this category. A wushu jian, or a wushu tai chi sword, though, is designed to be ultra-thin and flexible, which lends more drama and flare to the martial arts demonstration. Please keep this in mind as you browse, and make sure you order accordingly, to match the proper sword to your specific need. Add in a little martial arts flare, and any one of these functional Oriental tai chi swords, offered here at Dark Knight Armoury, will become a blur of steel that will leave your foes fearful of even approaching.
Jade Lion Gim by Cold Steel
The concept of the guardian lion emerged in China over 1800 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The Jade Lion Gim draws upon that same protective reputation, combining intricate ceremonial styling with battle-ready performance.
Price: $800.00
On Sale For: $640.00
Tai Chi Sword
The Tai Chi Sword features a smoother, darkened tsuba and end cap, and feature the same great leather and wire wrapped handles. The Tai Chi Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $121.75

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