Chinese Swords have a long history in China. Stone swords were used in prehistoric times. Bronze swords have been traced back to the bronze daggers of the Western Zhou period, but did not come into common use until the Eastern Zhou period. Bronze long swords suddenly appeared during the mid-third century BC. Later swords were made of iron or steel. These metals were wrought, never cast.
Chinese swords were used in Japan from the third to sixth century AD, but were replaced with Korean and native Japanese swords by the middle of the Heian era. Some different types of Chinese Swords include the Butterfly swords, Dao, Dadao, Tang Dynasty Swords(AD,618~907) Qing Dynasty(AD,1636~1912) and the Jian. Although not as popular as the Japanese Samurai Swords, the Chinese use their swords in their martial(kung Fu) arts to deadly effect and will always have the edge in movement and speed.Specially,According to scientific,Chinese Swords TangDao(Tang Dynasty Swords) are the ancestors of the Japanese swords.
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