Cold Steel 88G Gim Sword 30" Carbon Steel Blade, Rosewood Handle


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CS88G: 88G Gim Sword

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There are two basic types of straight bladed swords used in China. One is fairly long and heavy known as the Wu Jian or "Martial Sword". The other is substantially lighter and called a Wen Jian or "Scholar's Sword" and was primarily carried for personal self defense.

After studying books and video tapes on the history and use of both weapons, we have decided to make our own battle worthy Gim (Wu Jian) for serious collectors and practitioners of Chinese Martial Arts.

The blade of our Wu Jian is made out of 1055 Carbon steel and measures 30" long by 11/8" wide. For cutting and slashing, both edges are quite sharp and they terminate in a strong, useful point for stabbing. The traditionally styled guard and pommel are cast out of thick sturdy brass and fit snugly on a stout Rosewood handle that is both highly decorative as well as functional.

The Gim Sword comes with an excellent wood scabbard with brass throat, chape and sword rings and can be worn suspended from the belt or slung over the shoulder.


  • Item Number: 88G
  • Name: Gim Sword
  • Blade Length: 30"
  • Overall Length: 37-1/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 36 oz
  • Handle: 7-1/4" Rosewood
  • Scabbard: Hardwood Scabbard w/ Brass Fittings
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 705442003977

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Cold Steel 88G Gim Sword 30" Carbon Steel Blade, Rosewood Handlerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 88G Gim Sword 30" Carbon Steel Blade, Rosewood Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
San Jose, CA
Jul 13, 2016
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Solid product at reasonable price
I was looking for a battle capable Chinese straight sword to potentially gift to my Kung Fu black belt son. Over the years mostly what I have found were poorly made cheap Chinese swords made with inferior materials and flimsy construction. If I had wanted a Japanese style sword it was easy to find, but for my Chinese heritage family I wanted a Da Jian. Finally found this sword. Nice materials, sharpened blade that will actually cut things. Scabbard is nice too. Nice product for the price point. Quite happy.


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