(Please Click on different parts of the Jian for a more detailed look on the parts)
Oringinally designed by Emperor Chin Long in Qing Dynasty
(1644-1911) as one of his famous fifty royal swords
The oringinal meaning of "Di Zi" means
the character "earch". In Emperor Chin Long's
collection, he used the characters "heaven"
and "earth" to distinguish different types
of his swords. Literally "Tuan" means "cutting
through" and "Zi" means "rhino",
therefore the meaning of this sword's name implies
its extraordinary sharpness.
This Qing Dynasty Di Zi Tuan Zi Jian is the most authentic reprodution
of the original item in sword-making industry. While
Qing Dynasty can be regarded as the era when sword-making
reached its peak, Enlighenment sword experts had put
considerable effort to carefully design this masterpiece
in order to represent the superb workmanship of royal
The blade of this jian is hand forged using 1095
high carbon steel (one of the best quality steel), with
and clay tempered for best strength, evidenced by the
beautiful nature temperline which distinguishes the
blade and edge. In addition, the blade is carefully hand sharpened and twelve
times hand polished to reveal its beauty and sharpness.
All the fittings of this Qing Dynasty Di Zi Tuan Zi Jian have been
arduously made using the highly sophisticated lost
wax method, which involves casting using numerous
moulds, each time furthering the detail of the cast
by hand carving.
The binding on the handle is one of the most traditional
Chinese "sword knots" which is weaved by a
single string only, and can last for many years handling.
This Qing Dynasty Di Zi Tuan Zi Jian is available by custom made.
You may choose the size, blade type (1095
high carbon steel OR damascus
insert blade) as well as the wood
for the scabbard to suit your needs.