The Jian

Xue Sheng

Xue Sheng

All weight is underside
Jan 8, 2006
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North American Tectonic Plate
Hey Xue,

I realized after the fact that my earlier post came off sounding like I was schooling you or something. Nothing could be farther from the truth, and I know that you know that the photos you linked are not jian.

I was merely expressing my own thoughts on the topic, particularly with regard to similar weapons from different cultures, and my own experiences with trying to match a European style blade to a hilt that could be a functional jian, stuff like that.

No worries and I did not think you were "schooling" me about it.

I was just in a bit of a strange mood and went for big nasty fish that have big nasty teeth and further prove my point that swimming in anything but a pool is silly :D