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Chinese medium size jian
A heavy piece with a substantial blade, with smooth bronze mounts.
Lóngquán Daoist shuāngjiàn
A very good set of Daoist straightswords in a single scabbard. There is a lot to see here, but I will start with the blades.
A fine late Qing jian
A step above the norm in quality for this period, with nicely pierced mounts.
Seven stars militia jian
A short, stout Chinese straightsword of a type used by village defenses across the empire.
Antique Chinese jian
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
Large Chinese Daoist sword
Chiseled in the blade is “勅今” which could either mean "imperial order" or "Daoist magic command".
An antique Chinese practice sword
With Daoist talisman and Longquan markings.
The Demon Repeller - Talisman sword
The Chinese straightsword or
(劍) was the side arm of the Ch