Language: Cantonese
Source: In common use

Description

Gim () is the name for the Chinese straightsword, from a large two-handed version to a standard size, up to shortswords and daggers.

The defining feature of the jiàn is not only that it's double-edged, but that both edges are exactly the same length. Therefore, a straight sword with a single long edge and double-edged tip section would still be considered a dāo, even if the tip section is completely symmetrical.

 

Late Qing jianA good jian of the late Qing.

 

For more information, see the complete article: Jiàn ()

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Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€2000,-

With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"

€3500,-

A rather well-made example of its type.

€1500,-

A purely Chinese guard and not a very orn

€175,-

Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.

€250,-

With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.

€1200,-