Talk:Sword of Goujian
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First-level protected artifact
Please edit to further define, or link to a page that defines, first-level protection, or reword the sentence. It is difficult to understand what is meant by first-level, and how this would differ from second or third levels, if they exist. Is this in a museum context, or government security context? AtenRa 22:00, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm curious does anyone know if the pattern is external or internal, i.e. is it a purely decorative pattern etched to the finished weapon , or is it a result of plaiting together metal billets around a central core and Pattern welding them together?KTo288 21:11, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Well if this small snippet referencing the Beijing Daily is anything to go by, it appears to be patterned after the sword was forged or as a part of the quenching process? I'm afraid Chinese to English doesn't always convey proper meanings, especially with my mediocre skills in Chinese. Heliatrope Fish (talk) 07:06, 7 March 2010 (UTC) --
Wait, what!? Citations needed
So this is an ancient sword, discovered during the cultural revolution, made mostly of copper, that emerged untarnished in its wooden scabbard after 1000's of years in a waterlogged grave? Doesn't this sound a little implausible? This article really needs citations to independent scholarly research on this amazing artifact. Ϙ (talk) 08:18, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
I saw that sword in an exhibition 30+ yrs ago so it couldn't be a modern reproduction or "fake". The scabbard was never seen by the public, so I assumed that was not exist at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:02, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Why does this paragraph (below) even need a citation?
The sword was found sheathed in a wooden scabbard finished in black lacquer. The scabbard had an almost air-tight fit with the sword body. Unsheathing the sword revealed an untarnished blade, despite the tomb being soaked in underground water for over 2,000 years.
So no one knows how to subtract and obtain "over 2,000 years"? Sheesh. At the very least, the "citation needed" ought to be moved to an earlier sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cutefidgety (talk • contribs) 13:39, 9 November 2015 (UTC)