Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: In common use


Shuāngjiàn (雙劍) literally means "double jian". It is generally used to describe two jiàn with half hilts that fit in a single scabbard side-by-side. 


Shuangjian Chinese double sword

A fine pair of Daoist shuāngjiàn.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2021.


Among antiques, most shuāngjiàn are of the short variety. Quality varies a lot, from superb pieces with substantial blades and good quality mounts to tourist grade curios with unhardened blades and indifferent workmanship, and everything in between.



A pair of very good, short shuangjian of the first half of the 19th century.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2017.

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A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.


A good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.


With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.


Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.


Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.


In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries