The sunrise peeks over the horizon long after you are already awake and practicing your sword drills. A jianke must practice daily with the Jian sword to become a true master, and you take your duty as a soldier seriously.
As you finish the thousandth practiced cut, slicing through the air with perfect form, you feel a certain peace overcome you. Practicing with your sword is like a form of meditation.
Epic Armoury’s Unpainted Jian Handle is a slender and elegant weapon inspired by Chinese tradition. The handle is being sold separate for your do-it-yourself project. The small crossguard is 9 cm wide and oval shaped, protecting the 13 cm handle, cast to look like realistic wood and metal carvings. It arrives unpainted, so that you might add whatever detailing you wish.
For the most detailed Chinese-inspired kit, this Jian Handle is our highest quality gear due to its impressive durability and detail. Pair it with your own foam and latex blade, while benefitting from Epic Armoury’s reputation for detail. Made from a polyurethane foam cast, this handle requires no maintenance.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Paint the handle using paint specifically designed for polyurethane foam. We recommend using a primer, first. Create or buy one of our fibreglass core foam blades, leaving a core length that matches the handle. Allow the handle’s paint to completely dry before sliding the handle onto the exposed core of your blade and glue it in place. Allow the glue to dry completely before use--likely after 1-2 days.