Chris Garland Tae Ryong Kum Korean Straight Sword

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The Chris Garland Tae Ryong Kum Sword Line

Tae Ryong Dragon Image 1The story behind Mr. Garland’s Korean straight sword design begins with the greatest mythical dragon in Korean culture, the Tae Ryong. As a child in Korea, Mr. Garland learned of the Tae Ryong in bedtime stories and how the Sam Rang Do Warriors of Korea’s ancient three Kingdom received influence from the Tae Ryong. His interest in the Tae Ryong and the Sam Rang Do warriors lead Mr. Garland to start training in Korea with ShinSun Nim Han-Jae Ji. From an early age, ShinSunNim coined Mr. Garland as the Shadow paying homage to the ancient Sam Rang Do warriors. Beyond the pseudo name, Mr. Garland also received the Korean formal name of Sin Moo Duk.

Building on years of intense training and travels throughout Korea and Japan as a young person and influence of two sword cultures, Mr. Garland honed his knowledge of sword design and fabrication. Thus, Mr. Garland imparted his extensive knowledge of sword making from his youth to help Master David Goldberg, Gold Mountain Forge, design, forge, and produce swords of the Sam Rang Do and Samurai warriors.

The SWORD

Korean Knight on horseback

MAKE:
Tae Ryong Kum
BLADE LENGTH:
28.9 inches
BLADE MATERIAL:
Composite 1086 &1095 stainless steel with carbon 0.9
WEIGHT: 1.5 pounds

Edged Warrior Arts offers Chris Garland designed swords produced in three different tiers.

Tae Ryong Kum Sword Photo Gallery

Edged Warrior Arts Chris Garland Tae Ryong Kum Sword on Stand Finished

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The Tae Ryong Kum Sword photographed on the Tae Gi Rugged Elite Uniform.

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PRICING INFORMATION:

Tier One – a hand forged, custom sword by Gold Mountain Forge inspired by Mr. Garland’s Tae Ryong Kum design of the long, straight sword. Tier One swords, the lead signature style in the Tae Ryong Kum series designed by Mr. Garland carry the highest level of craftsmanship from the Gold Mountain Forge. Signature Tier One Tae Ryong Kum swords contain accents such as highly ornamental fittings on the tsuba, elaborate embedded blade etchings, bumpy same leather sheathing on the saya, and ornate wrapped tsuka handles. PRICING: $15,000.00 USD.

[PLEASE NOTE – The Pictures shown here are representative illustrations of the hand-forged custom order sword but do not depict the actual Tier One Tae Ryong Kum sword for purchase.] [This Site shows no pictures of the Tier One Tae Ryong Kum sword product for purchase.]

Tier Two – a hand forged, custom sword by Gold Mountain Forge inspired Mr. Garland’s Tae Ryong Kum design of the long, straight sword. The Tier Two variant is the simple form design of the Tae Ryong Kum sword which has no ornamental fittings, no bumpy same ray skin leather sheathing on the saya or handle, and no ornamental handle accessories or saya accompaniments. The Tier Two Tae Ryong Kum sword variant does not contain the accents seen in the representative illustrations of the Tier One Tae Ryong Kum sword product for purchase. PRICING: $4,000.00 USD.

PLEASE NOTE – No pictures of the Tier Two sword variant are shown on this Site. The representative illustrations of the hand-forged custom order sword serve as a reference but do not depict the actual sword for purchase. [This Site shows no pictures of the Tier Two Tae Ryong Kum sword product for purchase.]

Tier Three – a mass produced, complete sword reproduction inspired by Mr. Garland’s Tae Ryong Kum design. The Tier Three Tae Ryong Kum sword variant reproduction does not contain the accents seen in the representative illustrations of the Tier One Tae Ryong Kum sword product for purchase. PRICING: $1,800 USD.

PLEASE NOTE – No pictures of the Tier Three sword variant are shown on this Site. The representative illustrations of the hand-forged custom order sword serve only as a reference but do not depict the actual sword for purchase. [This Site shows no pictures of the Tier Three Tae Ryong Kum sword product for purchase.]

Sword Detail and Component Photo Gallery

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Mr. Garland Drawing and Cutting with the Tae Ryong Kum Sword Video 

Tae Ryong Kum Video

Cutting Results mats from Tae Ryong Kum Draw and Cut Demonstration

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Images of the Tae Ryong Dragon

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