Needless to say, the sword is recognized as the king of all soldiers; there are many famous swords in history, and the top ten famous swords in ancient China are outstanding representatives of Chinese swords. But unfortunately, because of history, many famous swords in history have long been lost, some disappeared in the change of dynasties, some were damaged by wars, and some may still be buried in certain ancient tombs. The Yue King Goujian Sword is an accidental discovery.
The reason why the Goujian Sword of the King of Yue is an accidental discovery is because archaeologists never expected that the Wuyue Sword would appear in the hinterland of Chu State. This sword was unearthed in Tomb No. 1, Wangshan, Jiangling, Hubei Province in 1965. The archaeologists at that time did not know that the sword would be in the main tomb of this tomb, but a black box was found next to the coffin, which contained this cold light The shining peerless sword.
As the saying goes, the tiger is not at home and the monkey is the king; because the top ten famous swords in history have been lost, and the Goujian sword of the king of Yue can also be regarded as a famous sword in history, because it was given a very domineering name “the first sword in the world”. In addition to its great historical reputation, the Yue Wang Goujian sword has many advanced features, and it is indeed the best sword in the world. Various characteristics of the bronze sword of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods are displayed on this sword, including advanced mysteries such as millennium stainless steel and metal memory.
But can this sword really sit on the throne of “the best sword in the world”? In 1990, a late Western Zhou artifact with a length of 20 cm and a stem length of 13 cm was unearthed from the Guo State Tomb in Sanmenxia, Henan Province. Archaeologists didn’t know what it was at first, but after careful identification, it was found that it was a Western Zhou dagger with an iron body, a bronze heart, and a Hetian jade hilt.
Although archaeologists knew that it was a dagger, it was difficult to name it and the name was not aggressive enough, so they regarded it as a sword and named it “Jade Handled Iron Sword”. This iron sword is the earliest iron artifact discovered in our country so far, and its historical significance is extraordinary; although it has great historical significance, this Western Zhou sword looks like a pile of scrap iron. If it were not for an iron sword, Who would know that this is a cultural relic of the Western Zhou Dynasty?
Archaeologists disagree, thinking that cultural relics represent history and the times; this sword has such great historical significance that it should have the reputation it deserves, so it is hailed as “the best sword in the world”. Is this Western Zhou sword that looks like scrap iron the best sword in the world, or is the exquisite Goujian sword of the King of Yue in the Warring States period the best sword in the world? As the saying goes, the benevolent sees the benevolent and the wise sees wisdom. Both are swords, one is the treasure of the town hall of the Hubei Museum, and the other is the treasure of the nine town halls of the Henan Museum. Both of them are national treasures. But experts prefer iron swords with jade handles, which means that this sword that looks like scrap iron is the best sword in the world.