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China - 1913 Sword Competition - Scott Rodell

China - 1913 Sword Competition - Scott Rodell



當時,傳統的鑄劍用的是毛鐵夾鋼
沈庭璋為了參加縣里的大賽,特地用全鋼鑄造了一把寶劍
寶劍既鋒利又漂亮,能輕鬆斬斷三枚銅板,並將對手所鑄之劍斬為二截
奪得了第一名,被舉為劍魁
知縣贈予沈庭璋沈廣隆劍鋪的墨寶
墨寶做成了牌匾,至今仍掛在劍鋪門前

At that time, the traditional swords were made of iron and steel
In order to participate in the county competition, (swordsmith) Shen Tingzhang forged a special. This sword was sharp and beautiful, easily cutting through three copper plates, swords made by other contestants cut through two pieces.
Shen won first place, being was named "Jian Kui.”

Translation by Scott Rodell

Found HERE