Seen in 15th Century China, The Taijian Sword was considered an elite or Officers Sword. Finely made, it resembled the Wusu (by virtue of it's similar handle). The blade was 38 inches long and weighed about 2-pounds. The weapon was expertly balanced. Double-edged, Taijian Swords were noted for having semi-blunted tips. They were considered slashing and cutting weapons. Often carried in elaborate wooden and leather scabbards, they often had family crests and semi-precious jewels set into the handle or scabbard.