The concept of the guardian lion emerged in China over 1800 years ago during the Han Dynasty. The lion was the perfect symbol to guard home and hearth. Both decorative and symbolic, it was common to see elegant sculptures of these lions guarding the homes of the wealthy and aristocratic or even the gates of the Imperial Palace and the tombs of the Chinese emperors.
Cold Steel's Jade Lion series draws upon the same protective reputation, combining ceremonial, dress styling with battle ready performance. This makes them appropriate for collectors specifically as well as martial artists in general.
·Hand forged Damascus steel blade
·Cast nickel silver guard and pommel with Chinese lion motif
·Elegant jade green cord wrapped handle
·Ray skin covered rosewood scabbard with dyed jade green finish
·Made in China