This is a very rare decorated bronze sword from the Warring States period in ancient China. Ancient Chinese bronze is growing more expensive every day. This is your chance to own an investment quality piece at a reasonable price. This sword 47.5 cm in length and weighs 497 grams. It is intact with no repair or restoration. There is some corrosion on one side of the blade that someone apparently attempted to clean, causing a small spot of damage to the blade. The guard on that side is also slightly corroded. The rest of the piece is in excellent condition. It has a very rare, fullered blade which is only seen on a fraction of Chinese swords. The overall patina is a deep green. All of our items come with lifetime authenticity guarantees so you can buy with confidence. Additional pictures are available on request. The buyer will also receive a multi-page condition report including in depth photos, micrographs, and information about the sword. This report should be completed within a few days of the listing. Please feel free to email with any questions concerning this wonderful piece.