The Sword of Guojian
The Sword of Gou Jian (越王勾踐劍) is an archaeological artifact of the Spring and Autumn Period found in 1965 in Hubei, China. Renowned for its sharpness and resilience to tarnish, it is a first-level protected artifact of the People's Republic of China currently in the possession of Hubei Museum.
The Sword of Guang, King of Wu
The only extant weapon attributed to Ganjiang is the Sword of Guang. Guang was a prince from Wu, with greater aspirations. Not content to be general of the armies of Wu, Prince Guang had his cousin King Liao slain so that he could ascend the throne. Some versions of the tale have the assassin drawing a sword which lay hidden in a roasted fish, the king's favorite dish, to cut down the king thereby associating Prince Guang with the famous Yuchang - Hidden in Fish Sword. After his ascension Prince Guang took the name of King Helu. This sword which was still exteremly sharp when found was unearthed in the 1990's. It now resides in the Suzhou Museum.
The third is the Spear of Fuchai, who was the king of Wu and Goujian's enemy.
Wu Fuchai spearhead 吴王夫差矛
The inscription is 吴王夫差自乍用矛 (Wu King Fuchai personal spear)
Near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period, 500 BC.
29.5cm long, 5.5cm wide.