Antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Silver and Gold Inlay Huge Sword Jian
Rare antique Qing Dynasty Chinese huge Jian sword with a beautiful, hand-forged, double-edged, very long, robust steel blade.
The blade is decorated with silver with figures, calligraphy, dragons, and other celestial motifs. Highlighted with yellow metal details, possibly gold. For some reason, the golden inlays on the sword blade are not visible in the photos.
The brass, elaborately shaped pommel, and crossguard are hand chiseled with dragons. The grip consists of two ox bone scales engraved on both sides with figures.
Wooden lacquered scabbard mounted in large brass fittings pierced and engraved with dragons.
CONDITION: Shows age and use, the blade is slightly bent, bone grip scales worn from use, wooden scabbard with minor cracks, lacquer on scabbard chipped somewhat.
All of this is an aspect of an antique over 100 years old sword.
Please see all 24 pictures in the listing since they are part of the description of the object's condition.
The overall length of the swords sheathed in the scabbard: 111 cm (43.7 inches).
Overall length without the scabbard: 105 cm (41.34 inches).
Length of the blade: 83 cm (32.68 inches).
Width of the blade at the widest point: 33 mm.
Total Weight: 1.487 kg (2.205 pounds).