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Cold Steel Jade Lion Gim Sword

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Retail Price: $799.99
Our Price: $443.99
Item Number: CS88RLG
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Manufacturer Part No: 88RLG

Cold Steel Jade Lion Gim - CS88RLG

The concept of the guardian lion emerged in China over 1800 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The lion, fierce, courageous, loyal and swift, was the perfect symbol to guard home and hearth. Both decorative and symbolic, it was common to see elegant sculptures of these lions guarding the homes of the wealthy and aristocratic or even the gates of the Imperial Palace and the tombs of the Chinese emperors.

Cold Steel's Jade Lion series draws upon the same protective reputation, combining ceremonial, "dress" styling with "battle ready" performance. This makes them appropriate for collectors specifically as well as martial artists in general.

The watchful Chinese lion motif is cast in nickel-sliver with almost sculptural detail on the heavy guard and pommels. This provides a compelling contrast to the elegant jade green color of the cord wrapped handles and matching rosewood scabbards that are covered in highly polished sam (ray skin) that's dyed to match the handles. The most attention grabbing feature, however, are the blades themselves. Forged by hand and expertly tempered from Cold Steel's finest Damascus steel, their distinctively subtle swirl pattern bespeaks the elegant beauty of fine craftsmanship combined with the incomparable strength of Damascus steel.

Jade Lion Gim
The Lion Gim is a civilian self-defense Wen Jian (Scholar's Sword), with a little more panache than the practical versions (like Cold Steel's own Gim Sword) that were made for the battlefield. In Cold Steel's tests it severed and pierced 4" bamboo poles with a single cut or thrust.


Item Number: 88RLG
Name: Jade Lion Gim
Blade Length: 30"
Overall Length: 36 1/4"
Steel: Damascus
Weight: 31.7 oz
Handle: 6 1/4"
Scabbard: Polished Sam (Ray Skin) Scabbard w/ Nickle-Silver Fittings

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