CAS Hanwei The King of Kinnaras Sword
Official swords of the Shaolin Temple
The King of the Kinnaras Sword Celebrating the holiness and solemnity of the fabled Shaolin Guardian, the King of the Kinnaras sword is a fitting tribute to the ruler of the Kinnara spirits. The hilt and scabbard are decorated weith gold-plated brass Lotus Flowers in a delicate tracery of leaves and stems, revealing the rich damask fabric covering the hardwood. This handsome decoration is complemented by a blade forged in patterned damascus steel, which provides a perfect balance of strength and beauty. Hanwei has now been accorded the distinction of crafting the swords that the ShaolinTemple presents to honored state guests and to foreign dignitaries visited by Temple delegations.
The swords are designed and produced by Paul Chen, under Hanwei’s license as the exclusive supplier of swords to the Shaolin Temple. Under the terms of this agreement, CAS Hanwei is permitted to distribute these swords to collectors and is the only company officially allowed to use the Shaolin Temple insignia in association with its swords. In accordance with the principles of the Temple, Hanwei strives for perfection in the design and production of these pieces, with the goal of combining traditional values and techniques with contemporary design interpretations. The conceptual themes of these three swords are the Martial Arts (Shaolin Hun Yuan Sword), Religious Ideals (King of the Kinnaras Sword) and History (Shaolin Wootz Sword), each design allowing a unique insight into its individual concept in terms of aesthetic presentation and materials.
These innovative designs, with their beautifully detailed finish and outstanding craftsmanship, represent the skill and national pride of the Hanwei swordmakers. Undoubtedly among the most collectible swords made in China today, each sword is individually serial numbered and provided with a superb display stand. It represents a valuable addition to any collection.
~Damascus Steel Blade
~Authorized by the Shaolin Temple
~ Overall length: 34 1/2"
~Blade length: 26"
~Handle length: 6"
~Weight: 1lb 7oz
- ~Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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