Chinese Swordplay Gear

Scott Rodell Sparring Jian

Blade Length: 30.5″ (77.5 cm.)

Sword Length: 39 1/2″ (100.5 cm.)

Sword Weight: 2 lb. 3 oz (990 g.)

Length and weight may vary.

MSR $349.00

Our Price $239.00

Designed by teacher and author Scott M. Rodell, this simple and elegant jian is a revival of the classic Chinese straight sword. This purpose built sword is designed for sparring practice. The overall design of this sword is based on Rodell’s years of study of 1,000s of antique Chinese jian.


Swordplay/Stick Fighting Helmet

Our Price $115.00

Developed in the Philippines for stick fighting competitions, these helmets are fast becoming the standard amongst practitioners of Chinese Historical Swordsmanship. The helmet’s front grill is a welded steel frame constructed of 10 gauge steel bars that create full face protection, yet provides good visibility for the user. The side and top of the head are protected by durable foam and rubber padding. This helmet also features foam flaps to protect the throat area. These helmets are built with hook and loop Velcro straps which provide for the adjustability needed to securely fasten the helmet to your head. For added safety, these helmets should be used with gambeson with padded neck protection.

Note: User assumes al risk of use. Before using, the user to check than any practice weapons to be used will not slip thru the front grill. The practice of Chinese Historical Swordsmanship, like all martial arts, is a dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury.


Chinese Swordplay Gambeson Vests

Styled after Qing Bannerman Armor, Seven Stars gambeson vests are designed for full contact swordplay with wooden weapons & meet the minimum requirements for the Traditional Chinese Sword League. As such they are thicker than most gambeson on the market today that are designed to be worn in conjunction with armor. Crafted with wool padding & a cotton shell, these gambeson have traditional Chinese button closures, padded collars & added shoulder pads to provide additional protection to the collar bone & shoulder joints. These shoulders pads are removable. Our gambeson vest come in two colors, blue & red with blue border & are available in T-shirts sizes Large & Extra Large. Custom orders are available for groups or schools ordering 3 or more vests at a time.

Note: Chinese Historical Swordsmanship is a dangerous activity that typically involves potentially serious injury. The user assumes all risks involved with using Seven Stars gambeson vests. This helmet is designed for use only with wooden training weapons.

Blue Gambeson Vests

Weight: 4 lbs. (1.81 kg.)

Body Thickness: 1/3″ (.7 cm)

Large $239, Extra Large $249

Red with Blue Border Gambeson Vests

Weight: 4 lbs. (1.81 kg.)

Body Thickness: 1/3″ (.7 cm)

Large $239, Extra Large $249


Swordplay/Stick Fighting Arm Guards

Our Price $24.99/pair

Outside length, wrist to elbow: 11″ (28 cm.)

Inside length: 7″ (18 cm)

Colors: Black, Blue, Red

Developed in the Philippines for stick fighting competitions, these arm guards wrap the entire forearm protecting the lower arm from the wrist to the elbow. With two velcro fasteners these arm guards fit tight and securely to the forearms. Sold in pairs, available in large size only, in blue red or black.

Note: User assumes all risk of use. The practice of Chinese Historical Swordsmanship, like all martial arts, is a dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury. These arm guards are designed for use only with wooden training weapons.

1 Pair of Black Arm Guards
1 Pair of Blue Arm Guards
1 Pair of Red Arm Guards

Swordplay/Stick Fighting Package

Helmet, Arm Guards and a Large Gambeson vest all for just $329 or $339 for an Extra-Large Gambeson, you save $33.99

1 Package with Large Blue Gambeson
1 Package of with Extra-Large Blue Gambeson
1 Package with Large Red with Blue Border Gambeson
1 Package of with Extra-Large Large Red with Blue Border Gambeson

Multiple Swords Bag

These Sword Cases are designed for the martial artist who long swords to and from practice, but they are equally at home with any sheathed swords less than 50″ long. They are available in medium and large sizes. The cases are in a black, heavy-duty fabric with leather reinforcing. A shoulder strap and carrying handle provide traveling convenience. Each case has two zippered inside compartments for swords and an outer compartment for maintenance supplies. These cases are perfect for those who travel frequently with their swords across country or across town.

Medium Sword Bag

Overall Length: 54 1/4″

Width: 8 1/2″

CAS/Hanwei List Price: $90

Our List Price: $72


Large Sword Bag

Overall Length: 54 1/4″

Width: 10″

CAS/Hanwei List Price: $102

Our List Price: $81