I need an explanation of a chinese weapon

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  1. Bastian

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    What is "Tie-sheet Blade"?
    It appears in the movie Legendary Weapons of China.
    I need to translate it. What is it exactly?
     
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    Not having seen that movie...could you have misheard tai chi blade?
     
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    Im sticking with my initial guess and guessing they rederred to the jian as a tai chi sword at some point. Im adding to my guess that OP may have been drunk when he watched the movie and posted this. Again, without seeing the movie
     
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    It's not from hearing. That's what appears in the subtitles.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the movie, but I've seen many where the subtitles were badly done. I think the idea of it being a pretty much phonetic transcription makes sense.
     
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    #8: Double-edged sword. Would this be the jian?
     
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    Yup
     
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    I often find english subtitles for Chinese rather amusing. Look at the link I provided and go through the weapons they are talking about and see which one they are referring to. But, as previously stated by @kempodiscipe, my money would be on the Jian, it is used in Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), but not exclusively.
     
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    Anyone who sees a film with subtitles and can speak/read both languages has had fun with the differences, even when they are done well. Sometimes, a concept just doesn't translate well, leading to "bad" subtitles. Other times, it seems clear the person doing the subtitles isn't actual fluent in one or the other of the languages.
     
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    I cannot see a thing in that picture and the link will not open

    just look at the weapons in this link and match it

    Legendary Weapons of China - Wikipedia
     

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