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Thread: Jian Sword of unknown origin. Looking for clues.

  1. #1
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    Aug 2015

    Jian Sword of unknown origin. Looking for clues.


    I've read lots about these things, but in all honesty none of it has really helped me figure out what this is.

    Hoping you guys can help.

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. #2
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    Dec 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    Modern decorative jian, or fake antique. Which it is depends on what it was being sold as.

    The last time I saw one of these,, my comment was:
    Chinese, an "antiqued" (i.e., artifically aged) not-very-historical replica of an ancient Chinese sword. Replicas in this style (un-antiqued) are common, usually for decoration and feng shui. Could be as old as late 20th century.
    Last edited by Timo Nieminen; 08-08-2015 at 04:24 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    The guard looks Ming Dynasty styled...
    Handle is modern, it looks like a Han Style fitting with except made of wood

    The Scabbard is even more confusing.

    The Inscription on the blade is small script, qin dynasty
    Blade width is wider which looks like Han Style, but most period sword are rusted badly by now.

    Suspicious looking sword. Which is not very historically accurate, maybe an old custom sword
    or a replica made to look old ?

  4. #4
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    Nov 2009
    Jiangxi of China
    Like Jay's input. Thank you.
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