The legend of the taotie remains deeply rooted in Chinese culture, going back to the Neolithic age and Shang and Zhou dynasties. The Taotie Jian Longsword uses the mythological gluttonous monster as a decorative motif. The taotie consumes indiscriminately, even feasting on human flesh. Cursed by the gods for his overindulgence, his body and jaw were removed as a warning to others, leaving him only able to eat with a gaping mouth. The classic zoomorphic head design has been embossed on the pommel and guard of this Chinese sword. The 7-inch ricasso of the high carbon steel blade reinforces the overall strength for powerful thrusts and blocks. The wooden core of the handle is wrapped with thin cord for a good grip. This functional jian comes with a black lacquered scabbard with matching accents.
- Forged from high carbon steel
- Ricasso adds strength to blade
- Wood core handle is wrapped with thin cord
- Decorated with ancient Chinese monster design
- Comes with a black lacquered scabbard
- Great for swordsmen and collectors
- Overall Length: 51.5 Inches
- Blade Length: 37.75 Inches
- Ricasso Length: 7 Inches
- Handle Length: 12.5 Inches
- Thickness at Base of Blade: 0.375 Inch
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.