Ancient Chinese Sword Reproductions Done Right! (LK Chen Review)

The Magnificent Chu Jian (late Warring States period, 315 - 221 BC)
https://lkchensword.com/shop/ols/products/magnificent-chu-jian
https://lkchensword.com/magnificent-chu-jian

Overall length: 96.5 cm (38'')
Blade length: 79 cm (31'')
Blade thickness: 7mm (9/32'') near guard, tapering to 1.6 mm (1/16'') near tip
Point of balance: 11 cm (4-1/5'') from guard
Blade material: 1065 carbon steel pattern welded with T8 tool steel


The Flying Phoenix (Han Dynasty jian, ca. 206 - 100 BC)
https://lkchensword.com/shop/ols/products/flying-phoenix-han-jian
https://lkchensword.com/flying-phoenix

Overall length: 107.5 cm (42-1/3'')
Blade length: 85.4 cm (33-1/2'')
Blade thickness: 7mm (9/32'') near guard, tapering to 2 mm (5/64'') near tip
Point of balance: 14 cm (5-1/2'') from guard
Blade material: 1065 carbon steel pattern welded with T8 tool steel


The full video of the cutting tests:
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Added on July 7th, 2020
Last updated: July 8th, 2020