Shuangshou jian

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Shuangshou jian
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Shuangshou jian techniques as depicted in Mao Yuanyi's 17th century military manual, the Wubei Zhi.
Traditional Chinese 雙手劍
Simplified Chinese 双手剑

The shuangshou jian is a Chinese two-handed double-edged straight sword (jian). Historically, shuangshou jian were up to 1.6 meters (65") in length, and the two-handed grip could be used as a lever to lock the opponent's arm if necessary. Large ring pommels are prevalent in the construction of shuangshou jian.