The jian (劍) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th century BCE during the Spring and Autumn period; one of the earliest specimens being the Sword of Goujian. Historical one-handed versions have blades varying from 45 to 80 centimeters (18 to 31 inches) in length. The weight of an average sword of 70-centimetre (28-inch) blade-length would be in a range of approximately 700 to 900 grams (1.5 to 2 pounds). There are also larger two-handed versions used for training by many styles of Chinese martial arts. Professional jian practitioners are referred to as jianke (剑客 "sword guests" or "swordsmen"; a term dating from the Han dynasty). In Chinese folklore, it is known as "The Gentleman of Weapons" and is considered one of the four major weapons, along with the Gun (staff), Qiang (spear), and the Dao (sabre).NOTICESword display holder(stand) is not included
Item Specification: Blade Material:High carbon steel; Scabbard Material: leather; Overall Length: 27 inch/71 cm; Blade Length:20inch/52 cm; Fitting Material:High quality alloy; Weight (with Scabbard):2.64 lbs/1.2kg(approximately) Handle Material:Alloy; Condition: brand new; Origin:China zhejiang longquan; Packing:Bag+foam box.no Wood stand. China Longquan is the original place of treasured swords and celadon (ware). It is famous home and abroad for the production of Longquan swords. On the base of 2600 years'traditional sword culture of Longquan, our company inherited and are developing the ancestral sword-forging craft, absorbed the merit of other colleagues, and choose best material to forge the swords by over 20 working procedures such as hammering, shoveling, filing, engraving, quenching, polishing, etc. It is famous for the distinguishing features "tenacious and sharp, couple hardness with softness, threatening shiny blade, exquisite patterns and fittings" Thanks for high expectations and support from our customers. We will never disappoint any sword-lover and our customers. Meanwhile, we strive to make every sword to be excellent with renewed efforts, making perfection more perfect, and meet all customers'satisfactions.
The concept of the guardian Lion emerged in China over 1800 years ago during the han Dynasty. The Lion, fierce, courageous, loyal and Swift, was the perfect symbol to guard home and hearth. Both decorative and symbolic, it was common to see elegant sculptures of these Lions guarding the homes of the wealthy and aristocratic or even the Gates of the imperial palace and the tombs of the Chinese emperors. Our Jade Lion Series draws upon the same protective reputation, combining ceremonial, "dress" styling with "Battle ready" performance. This makes them appropriate for collectors specifically as well as martial artists in general. The watchful Chinese Lion Motif is cast in nickel-sliver with almost sculptural detail on the heavy guard and pommels. This provides a compelling contrast to the elegant Jade Green color of the cord wrapped handles and matching Rosewood scabbards that are covered in highly polished same (Ray skin) that's dyed to match the handles. The most attention grabbing feature, however, are the blades themselves. Forged by hand and expertly Tempered from our finest Damascus steel, their distinctively subtle swirl pattern bespeaks the elegant beauty of fine craftsmanship combined with the incomparable strength of Damascus steel.
Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR.Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.
Travel to Endor and visit the treetop home of the Ewoks. Just like in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this recreation of the Ewoks' forest dwelling is packed with cool functions, including the tree-trunk hideout, secret Lightsaber stash, spider web, net traps, slide, catapults and an elevating throne. Use the rammer function to take out the Scout Trooper's speeder − just like in the movie! Realistic details include rope walkways, vine and leaf elements, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. The Ewok Village set is the perfect addition to your LEGO Star Wars collection. Includes R2-D2and 16 minifigures with weapons: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, 2 Rebel soldiers, 5 Ewoks (including Wicket, Teebo, Chief Chirpa and Logray), 2 Scout Troopers and 2 Stormtroopers.
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Who would burn books? Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient China. There, a powerful emperor called the Dragon King has ordered that all books be burned. Will Jack and Annie be able to save at least one book? Or will they be captured by the emperor's soldiers? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Chinese historical romance and adventure in the Tang DynastyThe thief who stole his heartSword dancer Li Feng is used to living life on the edge of the law--a womanalone in the dangerous world of the Tang Dynasty has only her whirlwindreflexes to trust. She will discover the truth about her past, even if that means outwitting the most feared thief-catcher of them all....Relentless, handsome and determined, Han sees life--and love--as black and white.Until he finally captures the spirited, courageous Li Feng, who makeshim question everything he thought he knew about right and wrong. Soonhe's faced with an impossible choice: betray the elusive sword dancer he is learning to love, or trust his long-disregarded heart and follow her to dangerous, tempting rebellion....