A Chinese Barbarian Sword…?

So today we have a weapon with some rather familiar lines:

Chinese Barbarian Sword

Chinese Barbarian Sword
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Now this is a pretty hefty sword design. But contrary to how this is described, it is not really a “barbarians” sword. I think the medieval Chinese were way more cultured than their western counterparts. But I digress. This is, in fact, a variation of a design commonly referred to as the Chinese War sword design, distinguishable by their medium length blade, with a wide, very scimitar-like blade profile, the simple straight guard, straight grip and the large ring shaped pommel. In black. My favorite shade of steel.

As you can see from the pic, it has a serviceable point, but because of the width of the blade, it would not have been a particularly good thrusting weapon. No. This, ladies and germs, is a cutting and cleaving weapon. The deep belly of the blade would make for an excellent close quarters slashing weapon, and it’s weight and the strength of that extra wide blade would have brought a terribly chop happy smile to the face of any Chinese barbarian (or for that matter, any scurvy Pirate) that happened to be in a foul mood on any given battlefield day…

Chinese Barbarian Sword – [True Swords]

6 Responses to “A Chinese Barbarian Sword…?”

  1. 1 Niccolo
    April 28, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Oh, wow. Have you seen the battle-dances people do with these, hmm? They’re extremely awesome to watch… and rather scary, too.

  2. April 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I’ll bet! People flailing around with large blades do tend, in general, to be just a *wee bit* scary… LOL

  3. 3 MoZZA
    August 25, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    this is true but whats scarier an untrained dude trying to sword fight or a trained dude ill go with the untraine. theyd probably try some trick with letting go of the handle and impaling a nearby crowd member :s

  4. August 27, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I assume you are talking in terms of entertainment value… 🙂

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