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This sword was from a little while ago, though I thought some of you may enjoy it. This was a commissioned piece. It is a traditional Chinese Jian. Primarily due to the extreme distal taper, this sword is an absolute joy to handle. Light and thin at the tip yet stiff, much of the weight is concentrated in the hilt and first two-thirds of the blade. This allows the balance to be placed far from the grip, giving the blade a surprising amount of cutting power while remaining fast and responsive. Overall, a fantastically fun sword with surprising power and quickness. The brass guard and pommel are salt water etched, and the blade is 5160. Specifications: Weight: (forgot to obtain; roughly two pounds) Overall Length: 35.125in (892.18mm) Guard Length: 1.804in (45.83mm) Guard Width: 3.152in (80.05mm) Pommel Length: 1.977in (50.21mm) Handle Length 7.5in (190.5mm) Blade Width at Base: 1.339in (34mm) Blade Width at Tip: .663in (16.84mm) Blade Thickness at Base: .261in (6.64) Blade Thickness at Tip: .114in (2.89) Center of Gravity: 3.74in (95mm) Forward Pivot Point: 16.75in from base (425.45mm) Center of Percussion: 17.75in (450.85mm)