The Sheathed Jian(剑)

Hey guys, I finished modeling a jian, which is the Chinese double edged straight sword. I got my inspiration for this from movies. I’m Chinese, so I basically grew up watching kung fu and wuxia movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Jet Li movies. So one day I came up with the idea to model this.

I used one texture from cgtextures.com and thats about it. I wanted to keep the sword clean, because it hasn’t seen battle. I used blender internal to render it and it took about 2 1/2 minutes to render. It was also composited with the nodes in blender.

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Hmmm… It’s accurate, except for the hilt. On the cross guard there should be some embossing because they usually like to decorate it a bit. Sorry, I’m so nit-picky, I just made one one time.

Haha, thanks for the critique, no need to apologize. Well it depends on what type you modeled. I modeled a simple one, because there are some details I’m not ready to model yet, such as the ones with the amazing etchings of gold dragons. But I picked a simple reference photo of a jian made for taichi

Aye… True enough. I guess I don’t look at enough types =)

Its alright, I probably don’t either. I agree with you it’d probably be a lot more better looking if I did what you said. Thanks for the feedback and critique :slight_smile: