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The Emperor Kang-Si, or Kangxi, ruled China for 61 years and the battle styled weapon, the Emperor KangSi Sword was created in his honor boasting an exquisite design with a 440 stainless steel blade. This sword was created to honor the reign of Kang-si (1654 - 1722) from 1661 to 1722 which makes him the longest reigning Chinese emperor throughout history as well as one of the longest ruling monarchs of all time.
Although he ascended the throne at age seven, rule was administered by four guardians and his grandmother until he came of age. One of the reasons a sword was created in his honor is because he is considered one of the greatest of Chinese emperors directing battles that ultimately led to long-term peace and stability that also fostered great prosperity.
A rebellion by Chahar Mongols began in 1675 and persisted for more than 20 years until Kang-si took field command in 1696 leading Chinese forces to victory. Kang-si controlled all of China proper in the latter part of his reign along with parts of present-day Russia, Mongolia, Korea and Taiwan. He blocked Tzarist Russia territorial expansion at the Amur River while expanding the Chinese Empire to the northwest. His notable military accomplishments also paved way for creation of the Emperor KangSi Sword.
All honor heading toward Kang-si is not derived from military conquests alone. He was the first emperor to compile a Chinese dictionary of characters called the Kangxi Dictionary. The story is told he conducted this lengthy task over several decades to win over the academicians in Chinese society who at first when he became emperor refused to serve the new dynasty. He persuaded thousands of scholars to work on the new dictionary without ever formally asking them to serve the new Qing Dynasty.
Little by little these same scholars took on more empire responsibilities slowly becoming court officials. He is also noted for directing the creation of other literary works that included compilation of Tang Dynasty poetry. He also tried to embrace more Western technology as trade with Europe increased during his reign.
This was accomplished through imperial invitation to many missionary organizations like the Jesuits and others who introduced European art and music to China. Many Chinese were, indeed, converted to Christianity - Roman Catholicism in particular - and it was during his reign that Pope Clement XII sent ordained Chinese priests back to the empire and they were welcomed by Kang-si. The emperor was the first Chinese to learn to play the piano. Additionally, he invented a Chinese calendar.
Own the Sword
Ownership of the Emperor KangSi Sword allows you to possess an exquisite display item that sits imperially upon a black lacquered stand. It does emit an aura of imperialism and importance evident in its wooden scabbard that is of imitation snakeskin decorated with sculpted cast metal fittings. The sword has sharply defined detail in the sculpturing that attached to the metal fittings. It wields an overall length of 31 inches; a 20 inch blade length that is 3/16 inch thick made of 440 stainless steel.
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