Good late Qing Longquan jianWith bat-shaped guard. A very high-quality example for the time period.
Double shortswords with belt hookA classic set of Chinese double swords, complete with suspension and hook.
Lóngquán Daoist shuāngjiànA very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the blades.
Late iron mounted jianA rarer configuration, normally mounted with brass in this period. With a chrome-plated blade.
Seven stars militia jianA short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Ming jian with chiseled mountsA very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Chinese double shortswordsA good set of the first half of the 19th century, with large and rather heavy forge folded blades.
Republican jian with etched blade
A large and rather interesting Chinese jian dating from the Chinese Republican period.
Shuangjian with ivory gripsA deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
A Chinese scholar's sword
The Chinese straightsword or jiàn (劍) was traditionally the side-arm
Large Chinese Daoist swordChiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword
The Chinese straightsword or jian (劍) was the side arm of the Ch