Exquisite, sharp or carrying a deadly curse are common features of swords brought up from ancient tombs.
1. Qin King Sword
The 2000-year-old sword does not rust in the tomb of Tan Thuy Hoang (Photo: DKN)
The Qin Wang sword is the name for the sword found in 1994 in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang at Mount Lishan in Shaanxi province, 50 km east of Xi’an. The first impression of this sword that amazed archaeologists was that even though they were buried deep in the ground for more than 2000 years, they were still very sharp and shiny like new.
More specifically, it was also discovered that the surface of these swords was covered with a layer of chromium compound about 10 micrometers thick. This compound was used to prevent swords from oxidizing. This discovery shocked the world because it was not until 1937 that German scientists invented the chromium compound and owned the plating technology afterwards.
2. Sword of the Viet King Goujian
This 2,500-year-old sword is now considered one of China’s national treasures. The sword is 55.7 cm long, including a 8.4 cm hilt and a 4.6 cm wide blade, weighing 875 grams, discovered in Jiangling, Hubei in 1965.
The blade has a pattern of repeating rhombuses on both sides. On one side of the sword, two rows of characters are engraved with 8 characters near the hilt, meaning “Viet King Cau Tien has the effect of sword” so it is said to be inherent in the sword. owned by the Yue King Goujian (496 BC – 465 BC), was the king of a vassal state at the end of the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history (now Shanghai, northern Zhejiang and southern Jiangsu).
The sword of the Viet King Goujian is now considered one of China’s national treasures (Image: quora.com)
Scientists have analyzed the materials to forge this sword, including copper, iron, lead, tin, and sulfur, in which copper accounts for the highest percentage. Even this sword is so elaborately forged that each part of the sword has a different material composition.
There is a story that an archaeologist when looking at this sword was extremely surprised. He came up with the strange idea of using his own finger to test the sharpness of the precious sword. As a result, one of his fingers was nearly severed after a single cut.
To this day, it is still not understood, many millennia ago, how the ancestors were able to forge such a beautiful and long-lasting sword.
3. The Nine Dragons Treasure Sword of the Qianlong King
The Cuu Long Bao Sword was stolen by Sun Dien Anh from the ancient tomb of Emperor Qian Long. Because on the body of the sword, there are engraved 9 divine dragons (dragons). Regarding the history of this precious sword, until now no one knows its origin. It is only known that this is a terrifying cursed weapon when everyone who touches this sword dies for unknown reasons, no exceptions.
Kowloon sword carries a deadly curse (Image: PeopleInfo.net)
Ton Dien Anh, in order to find a barrier to escape the crime of grave theft, in turn brought the treasures that he had stolen from the graves to give to “national party dignitaries”. In particular, this sword was considered a treasured sword given to Chiang Kai-shek. A person named Dai La was sent as a gift.
However, when Dai La carried this sword on the plane, the plane crashed without any reason. Therefore, the treasure sword was not delivered to Chiang Kai-shek. Based on the death of this individual cannot say anything. But at that time, Dai La who received this sword was also very scared and terrified. He called Ma Han Tam, director of Binh Tan office of the Kuomintang office, to ask for protection.
Thanh Dong Lang – where Ton Dien Anh took away the Nine Dragons Sword
Ma Han Tam, after seeing the treasure, had a thought and thought of a way to appropriate it. But then, in order to protect his life, he gave the treasure sword to the leader of the Japanese special agency. Finally fell into the hands of a famous female spy Kawashima. Ma Han Tam also did not escape the fate of being shot and killed.
Agent Kawashima is similar, not escaping the fate of being executed. Another view, since bringing out this fearsome evil sword, has also become a prisoner and died at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army.