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    requesting information on JIAN

    i got this sword as a present and dont know much on asian weaponry. the only thing i can tell is: according to its condition it is probably not very old.
    can you help me gather some information on this sword?

    thank you in advance!
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    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Qishan, Taiwan
    It's a Longquan repro. Can't say anything on the blade by foto alone nor on the sheath's skin. The later could be genuine sting ray, but I fear the blade is rather worthless, a wallhanger or training tool for forms. No cutting recommended!

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    any idea on the value of this thing? i'd like to sell it but dont have any clue on how to set the price

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    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    It's a replica Tang dynasty jian, and a reasonably good quality one. If you search ebay for "tang jian", you'll see what new ones sell for.
    "In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.

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