Epic Armoury

Jian - 105 cm

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The sunrise peeks over the horizon long after you are already awake and practicing your sword drills. A jianke must practice daily with the Jian sword to become a true master, and you take your duty as a soldier seriously.

As you finish the thousandth practiced cut, slicing through the air with perfect form, you feel a certain peace overcome you. Practicing with your sword is like a form of meditation.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's Jian is a slender and elegant latex-hybrid weapon inspired by Chinese tradition. The sword is 105 cm long and features a 80 cm straight blade with a fuller and rain-guard. The small crossguard is 9 cm wide and oval shaped, protecting the 13 cm handle, cast and painted to look like realistic painted wood and metal carvings.

For the most detailed Chinese-inspired kit, this Jian sword is our highest quality gear due to its impressive durability and detail. The blade is made from closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, while the handle is a polyurethane foam cast that allows for greater detail and no maintenance. This hybrid model sword will make you confident in the safety and appeal of your weapon on the battlefield.

HISTORY

  • Used for the last 2,500 years in China
  • Known as "The Gentleman of Weapons," wielded by the famous Sun Jian who defended the Empire of Ancient China
  • Used by practitioners referred to as jianke
  • A fuller, or the groove that runs the length of the blade, was added to weapons to lighten the blade while adding structural strength