Here are some classic examples of Ming and Qing dynasty Jian. The Gale Wind is comparatively quite simple in it's decoration. My own preference is for the Han Flying Phoenix jian but the Gale Wind looks like an excellent example of it's type and with a pattern welded blade should be quite beautiful in it's own right.
Ouroboros: For my American brothers and sisters, may your 4th of july be spent as you best see fit. Stay safe all o y'all. I'll be raising a glass this evening to toast your Independence Day
Jul 4, 2020 19:53:20 GMT
Ouroboros: Daaaamn, that's fine with a capital "Cool"
Jul 4, 2020 19:52:10 GMT
aldarith: Thank you, you too! I spent it swimming and sewing a US Civil war fatigue jacket from a Wambaugh & White pattern kit!
Jul 4, 2020 18:20:17 GMT
Ouroboros: aldarith of the great T.O...I hope you had a mighty fine Canada day, celebrated exactly how you wished it to be
Jul 3, 2020 22:19:48 GMT
aldarith: and as sword enthusiasts, we all do a lot of backwards-looking
Jul 3, 2020 22:02:04 GMT
aldarith: It's a day of both. You can't consider the future without considering the past, otherwise you can't tell which way is which.
Jul 3, 2020 22:01:42 GMT
aldarith: 'Nother Canadian here!
Jul 3, 2020 22:01:08 GMT
Ouroboros: Woohooo! Right back at ya
Jul 2, 2020 3:26:16 GMT
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