Researchers have recently discovered a 2,300-year-old sword from an ancient tomb in Xinyang city, Henan Province.
The sword is thought to come from the time of the Warring States, which was a period of 250 years between 475 BC and 221BC which saw numerous fierce wars fought between the eight states of the Zhou Dynasty.
In a video published by China Radio International (CRI), the millennia-old weapon looks sharp and is still glistening as an archaeologist pulls it from its sheath.
Following a series of tests the artifact is likely to be put on display at a national museum.
In April 2016, researchers unearthed a number of 3,000-year-old coffins after discovering 22 tombs dating from the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC). Historians believe the site was a “family burial place,” belonging to “affluent people, possibly aristocrats.”