Master forged, these Ronin Elite jian are deferentially hardened via the claying process. The Wind Steel (also called Feather Steel) style is extremely rare even in China, with very few masters able to produce it. Ronin's stock is extremely limited. These jian have a pin inserted in the handle under the wrap for further safety, but they can not be disassembled without unwrapping them. One of these was destruction tested, and exceeded in everything thrown at it including destroying a wooden shield. Footage can be found on Ronin's youtube page.
Steel - DH 1095
Forging Style - Wind Steel/ Feather Steel
Blade style - 8 angle
Weight in sheath - 3 pounds 11 oz.
Weight out of sheath - 2 pound 9 oz.
Blade length - 31 inches
Total length 43 inches
Width at guard 1.5 inches
Sheath - Wood with carved buffalo horn.
Posted by Unknown on Aug 16th 2016
A lot of Jians are a little cheaper than this one, but I'm under the impression that this one is worth it. The wind steel doesn't show up in the pictures too well at least compared to real life, you really have to see it in person to fully appreciate it. The sheath is a little heavy, but the quality and the way it matches the sword are amazing. The sword bag is also a thing of beauty, red with gold and dark grey patterns. The sword is balanced, controllable and elegant yet quite powerful, especially compared to the one-handed style Jians. Overall I'd say that while it is expensive compared to some, it is definitely a nice sword.
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