Cold Steel 88THG Two-Handed Gim Sword 35" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handle and Scabbard
CS88THG: Two-Handed Gim Sword
This type of sword was usually reserved for only the strongest warriors in ancient China, as some specimens weighed over 6 pounds! The long heavy blade cut a wide swath and thus could smash through the defenses of enemy soldiers who were armed with shorter and lighter weapons. It was a natural for defending tight spaces like gates and passageways where there was room. Cold Steel's version is a bit lighter than some of the originals, giving one the option of wielding it with one or both hands. The battle-tough blade is embellished with a cast brass guard and pommel which are decoratively accented with an intricate relief pattern. The guard and pommel are fitted to an attractive hardwood handle covered with a tightly braided cord. A rosewood scabbard completes the package. It is fitted with decorative brass fittings similar in style to the guard and pommel on the sword.
- Item Number: 88THG
- Name: Two-Handed Gim Sword
- Blade Length: 35.0"
- Overall Length: 48.375"
- Steel: 1050 Carbon Steel
- Weight: 48.2 oz.
- Handle: 13.375" Long. Hardwood
- Sheath: Hardwood Scabbard with Steel Fittings
- Made in China