Masamure, what is this straight sword? Not a Ken in the usual sense. Very impressive scenes
This sword is a weapon in China. Is a kind of folk weapon,Does not belong to the official. The time is the late Qing Dynasty,This kind of sword belongs to actual combat class,Relatively thick. I used it because I thought it was a little like a 十手jitte. be known as 七星剑The Big Dipper sword
七星剣"A sword with seven brass nails " Since ancient times in 道教Taoist "seven sword" for the practice of ritual instruments. This sword, the majority, As a talisman. symbolic meaning. Maybe that's what it means. However, from the point of view of material mechanics. Should have buffer stress concentration. The function of preventing the rupture of sword~(PS:Not sure )
天下之剑韩为众。一曰棠溪，二曰墨曜，三曰合伯，四曰邓师，五曰宛冯，六曰龙泉，七曰太阿，八曰莫邪，九曰干将。 "韩"-"棠溪" Xiping County, Zhumadian, Henan Province. This is the 9 sword "六曰龙泉"-"龙泉"Also called "七星龙渊剑","七星"Is a quenching process in the case of accidental! Process for copper inlaid,Later appeared.
Thanks, Masamune. Do you have web links to pictures of these?
One member brought a long Ken-shaped spear to a sword meeting last year, and it too had these brass inlay 'stars' in the blade, also going through from side to side. Probably around Nara or early Heian period? I loved it.
Piers D san At present there is not a very professional web site. But I can find some pictures. Do you want to know about the Seven Star Sword ？ ”Brass inlay Ken-shaped spear“ Nara or early Heian period？ I should have never met！ China spears in the 隋Sui, 唐Tang, 宋song, period.Have appeared in the form of copper mosaic. masamune