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Functional Chinese Swords

High Carbon Steel Tempered and Forged Swords

We offer several hand forged Chinese swords for Chinese martial arts and collectors alike. Our functional Chinese swords feature hand forged high carbon steel tempered blades for tai chi, kung fu and various Chinese martial arts. We offer pieces from Cold Steel & Hanwei under direction of Paul Chen who has set the benchmark for all blade smiths on what can be achieved in Chinese and Japanese weaponry.


Chinese Sword Breaker

Chinese Sword Breaker

By: Cold Steel

The ancient Chinese Sword Breaker had a rectangular (occasionally hollow ground) cross section with sharp corners making it possible for it to focus a blow with maximum impact. Such a blow could, at the very least, beat an opponent's blade aside or so far "out of line" that recov....

IN STOCK- Regular $349.99 SALE $324.99
Steven Seagal Sword Breaker

Steven Seagal Sword Breaker

By: Cold Steel

Steven Seagal is a Martial Artist who should need no introduction.

IN STOCK - $429.99
Battle Gim

Battle Gim

By: Cold Steel

While researching traditional Chinese weapons near Shanghai, we visited a distinguished collector who had an ancient Wu Jian, or battle Gim.

IN STOCK - $599.99
Chinese War Sword

Chinese War Sword

By: Cold Steel

There are few swords in the world that are more intimidating or more effective than the two handed Chinese War Sword.

IN STOCK - $414.99
Wushu Tai Chi Sword

Wushu Tai Chi Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

In response to requests from Wushu practitioners for swords with ultra-flexible blades, we have developed the Flexible Long Sword.

IN STOCK - $130.99
Dadao Sword

Dadao Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Long the traditional weapon of China’s peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword, was used with deadly effect as late as the 1930’s in the Sin...

IN STOCK - $158.99
Practical Tai Chi Sword

Practical Tai Chi Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Tai-Chi swords from Hanwei have been developed in response to many requests for a quality Tai-Chi sword for everyday practice.

Check Inventory - $149.99
Butterfly Swords

Butterfly Swords

By: Cold Steel

Prior to World War II, the Butterfly Sword was virtually unknown outside of southern China.

Check Inventory - $363.99
Ox Tail Dao Sword

Ox Tail Dao Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Ox-Tail Dao or Kung Fu Sword is undoubtedly one of the best weapon-grade swords of its type commercially available.

Check Inventory - $217.99

What are Functional Chinese Swords?

Functional Chinese swords are properly produced swords for the Chinese martial arts like Tai chi and Kung fu. These pieces are hand forged by top sword smiths with the practitioner in mind. Unlike display pieces these swords will generally have properly tempered and treated high carbon steel blades. These blades are built to withstand the rigorous training of the martial artist. Along with expert forging the design of these blades is made accurate to the originals from the tang size to blade fastening methods. If you are training in any of the Chinese sword martial arts, the swords found in this section are up to the task.