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Longquan jiàn by Qian Zi Hao
A Chinese shortsword made by a well-known Longquan maker.
The former name of Lóngquán, a famous sword-making town in China.
Good late Qing Longquan jian
With bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Chinese paired shortswords
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Early Chinese shortsword
A classic duanjian, but of somewhat earlier manufacture than most.
A town in Zhejiang province, China, known as a sword making center.