Hand Forged and Polished Blades
Proven Cutters in Either

Some real swords can't cut for toffee. Some are too soft or too brittle. Some have problems with weak tangs. These swords from Huanuo  Forge and Hanwei Swords, have been well tested for strength and cutting ability. I use the dao pictured on this page for regular cutting and I love it. I've had it for a couple of years and haven't had to sharpen it yet.

Each of these real swords has it's own page of information with a resizable picture gallery for close up views of the details. Click on the links to reach the pages. These are modern swords reproduced to be as close as possible to the Qing dynasty originals (1644-1911).

As of August 30th, 2024, the Chinese Swords Guide has entered into an agreement with Seven Stars Trading Co. I am acting as Australian Distributor. Swords ordered through this site will be shipped from America. I can get you the best prices for these real swords. Sword pages will undergo some changes in the next few weeks, but all of these swords are immediately available for order.

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Look here for information on Weapons Laws in each state of Australia.

Folded Steel Sanmei Jian

Royal Peony Folded Steel Sanmei blade, jian. Picture copyright: Scott Rodell,
Alt Text--Real Swords Royal Peony Sanmei Jian

The picture on the right shows a top of the range Jian and the pictures below it show the nice folded steel blade on this real sword and my teacher, Scott Rodell, cutting with one of these blades.

These swords are presently out of stock in Australia but can be shipped to you from our American suppliers.

This sword has a forge folded sanmei steel blade with a harder edge plate (58-65 hrc) and outer softer steel folded to 8,000 - 10,000 layers at about 55 hrc.

Modern Swords Huanuo Sanmei BladeReal Sword Cutting

Hanwei Scott Rodell Design Cutting Jian

Hanwei Swords Chinese Cutting Jian. Picture copyright: Scott Rodell,
Alt Text--Real Swords Hanwei Scott Rodell cutting jian
Designed and tested by Scott M. Rodell, this latest in Hanwei Swords Chinese range is a functional cutting sword made to historic dimensions. Don't buy swords for cutting until you check this one out.

This is a lower priced sword with a high level of function. It is specially designed by teacher Scott Rodell to put an historically correct blade geometry in the the hands of those who wish to train and cut with it.

Please use the contact form to enquire about postage costs to your country. These real swords will be shipped worldwide as long as your country allows sword ownership.

High Quality Carbon Steel Jian

Royal Peony Carbon Steel blade, jian. Picture copyright: Scott Rodell,
Alt Text--Real Swords Royal Peony Carbon steel Jian
A good quality sharp, two edged sword suitable for forms and cutting. It comes with a wooden scabbard with matching fittings to those on the sword. The grip is cord wrapped.

These real swords have now arrived.

I know from experience how hard it is to sort through the information and try to work out which is the best, especially if it's your first sword and you can't afford to make a mistake. So, as part of this Chinese Swords Guide, I want to provide a service for those of us on this side of the world. There are other good ones from different forges but these ones have been tested to a high standard. Don't settle for less than the best.

Carbon Steel Round Grip Battle Dao

Round Grip Battle Dao carbon steel blade. Picture copyright: Scott Rodell,
Alt Text--Real Swords Round Grip Battle Dao
I have this one and have been using it for a couple of years. I'm very happy with it. It's a powerful sword and easily cuts water filled Coke bottles and small branches. After all this time it has only minor scratches on the blade and I've never had to repolish it. It's really great value.

The Dao is well balanced and I use it for forms and basic cuts practise as well as for cutting. If you're looking for a real sword and want a sabre, this one is worth considering. It's a modern sword remake of the Willow Leaf Dao.

Are these swords available worldwide?

Yes, these real, cutting quality swords can be ordered from anywhere in the world and will be shipped to you from America. Australians, there is one more for sale already in the country. If you live in an area with a sword ban, such as Victoria in Australia, or in the UK, you will have to provide documentation allowing them to be sent to you before I can can sell you one.

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These are the best Chinese swords available in Australia but if you didn't find your perfect sword on this page or want a different sort of sword, here's another site that specializes in reviewing and testing affordable swords of all types. Take a look at the Sword Buyers Guide.

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Swords For Sale

Legal age for sword ownership in Australia is 16 but I won't sell to anyone under 18 unless they are training with a good teacher.

Real Chinese Sword for cuttingHuanuo Carbon Steel Round Grip Battle Dao

This sword now available through this site will be ordered for you from America at the best price available.

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