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by bond_fan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Treasures from the Qing's Golden Age
Replies: 1
Views: 2196

Re: Treasures from the Qing's Golden Age

Very cool! Too bad they don't have close-ups of the guard and blade.
by bond_fan
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Jian Vs. Escrima
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Re: Jian Vs. Escrima

Laoshi, Thanks for you input! I talked to my friend Victor Damian, who trained under Sonny Umpad, and asked him why the practitioners seem to turn around a lot before striking, which seems different than Chinese dao styles, where the blade is drawn in a circle around the body before the strike and h...
by bond_fan
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Jian Vs. Escrima
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Jian Vs. Escrima

Just wondering how one might fight this escrima style using a jian?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0P2zjs4 ... r_embedded
by bond_fan
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 23188

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

I just wanted to add the following information Rick told me about the blade I purchased from him: "This piece was an experiment and I generally don't sign experimentation pieces or prototypes. For one, working in an unknown such as meteoritic [Sic}] iron, the performance variables are unknown and no...
by bond_fan
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 23188

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Close-up of mokune and wood grains style of the jian: Image
by bond_fan
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 23188

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Here are pictures and dimensions of the blade: Blade Length: 28.25"/ 71.7cm Overall Length: 36 3/8" / 92.4 cm Handle: 8"/20.5 cm Height @ Guard: 1.5"/3cm Thickness @ Guard: 3/8"/9mm Thickness @ Tip: 4mm Here is the finished meteorite jian with a piece of the smelted meteorite it was made from. http:...
by bond_fan
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 23188

Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Just got back my Ming dynasty reproduction jian fittings from having them gold plated: Close-up - http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt41/bond_fan/IMG_2119.jpg http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt41/bond_fan/IMG_2117.jpg These were discussed in a prior post, http://forum.grtc.org/viewtopic.php?f=15...
by bond_fan
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian
Replies: 6
Views: 4308

Re: How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian

Peter and Linda, thanks for your replies. Here is a reply Tony sent me, "The Jian grips I make are made partly to balance (slightly longer) and partly for a comfortable grip, most antiques I have seen have been restored so the grips were new anyway so my only comment should be that you design your h...
by bond_fan
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian
Replies: 6
Views: 4308

How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian

Just curious if anyone who owns a Tony Mosen wooden fighting jian might also have an antique steel jian and can please do a handle comparison for me? I want to know if both handle are the same size or not for blade lengths approximately 27" - 30", and if not what are the differences? (I have an e-ma...
by bond_fan
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Wood For Jian Handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 2374

Wood For Jian Handle?

Anyone know what type of wood was used for jian or dao handles back in the Qing and Ming dynasties?

I wonder if Japanese Hinoki wood would work?

Thanks!
by bond_fan
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Qing Qianlong or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 5466

Re: Qing Qianlong or not?

I forgot to add that this guy in San Francisco Chinatown had a pair of bronze sword he claimed was owned by an emperor of China way back in the warring states or Han period. The things looked old, but I searched them on eBay and found ones that looked exactly alike. If you look hard enough I'm sure ...
by bond_fan
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Qing Qianlong or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 5466

Re: Qing Qianlong or not?

Looks like a modern fake. Here are repro fittings with the same shape, but slightly different open-work design: http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt41/bond_fan/Swords/IMG_1522.jpg Also, why does the scabbard, fittings and handle exhibit no wear? The color of rayskin is to even, no fading or damage....
by bond_fan
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: namban fittings?
Replies: 11
Views: 6767

Re: namban fittings?

These style fittings are shown in two books, the Alex Huang book, Iron and Steel Swords of China in the Qing dynasty section and the Palace Museum Collection , swords from Qianlong's collection. What open-work daos in ISSC in the Ming dynasty section do not look like the ones I posted. It is true th...
by bond_fan
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: namban fittings?
Replies: 11
Views: 6767

Re: namban fittings?

"Namban fittings" I think are an actual reference to Nanban fittings, usually associated with open-work tsubas (Japanese sword guards.). In the very detailed tsuba book, Nihon to Koza Volume VI Kodogu Part 1, translated by Harry Afu Watson, they refer to fittings that were mainly imported from Qing ...
by bond_fan
Tue May 18, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 11673

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

But how about pictures of the actual sword?