Long Stabber Butterfly Swords, Böhler 440C Blade Steel (Martial Arts Grade, Sharp) ***Last Pair***
This is our only remaining pair of martial-arts sharp Long Stabbers. We have no plans to make more of this design, and especially not at this price.
Sword Type: Individual Swords (full handles, not half-handles). Sword Construction: Conventional (separate blade, D Guard and handle) Blade Style: Stabber Blade Length: Approx 14 3/8 inches (36.5 cm) from tip to D Guard Total Length: 19 3/8 (49.2 cm) Weight: Approx 1.7 pounds (780 grams) per sword Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Steel (weapons grade) D Guard Material: Cast and then machined Brass Blade Edge: Very wide Hollow Grind (Best suited for cutting into flesh targets; can nick against other weapons or bone). Blade Sharpness: Martial arts sharp. Sharps are for display only, too dangerous for training. Blade Thickness: 4 mm Blade Finish: Production grade glossy finish Ricasso: Yes Fuller: Decorative fullers, one on each side of blade Quillion Design: Hybrid (favors trapping/hand protection over flipping but can do both) Knuckle Bow Design: Rounded Handle Type: Full Handles Handle Material: Laminated brown stabilized wood (basically layers of dyed plywood injected with resin and heat and pressure) Grip Style: Full handles with an ergonomic belly to fit the hollow of the palm Balance Point: Approx 2 5/8" down the blade from front of Guard (i.e., near a plumb line dropped from tip of quillon to blade) Designed by: Modell Design LLC Made by: Forge Master K. Ali's 3rd Generation Family-Owned Forge Sheath: None.
Product is a pair of custom designed Butterfly Swords, made by hand. Photos, measurements and weights, are of representative pairs of blunt swords. All measurements and weights approximate. You may see unauthorized copies, badly done, of this design. This is one of the last pairs from the genuine, original run and the only remaining sharp.
These long Butterfly Swords were designed for use by practitioners of Hung Gar, Shaolin and other martial arts styles. DO NOT BUY THESE UNLESS YOU ARE SURE THEY ARE NOT TOO LONG, you may injure yourself. These knives are designed for lineages that stab as well as chop and slice.
These weapons are not razor sharp, they are martial arts sharp. Because they are swords they need some ability to survive heavy contact so the sharpness is more akin to that of an axe.
Here are a few things that make these weapons superior to a lot of your purchase alternatives:
*Excellent value/price ratio
*The D Guard is solidly affixed to the tang (we really care).
*Weapons-grade stainless steel, imported Böhler 440C type on these first run swords.
*Our knives are professionally heat treated because we understand that one of the major knife industry problems is manufacturers doing a lousy heat treatment to save costs. A great blade steel without a good heat treatment is swill. These knives are approximately HRC 58.
*Wide hollow grind. Tough to do but looks great, a feature frequently requested on expensive full custom butterfly swords.
*Excellent traditional point of balance (NOT a forward point of balance for lineages that prefer machete style)
*Comfortable full handle yet still able to fit two swords in one sheath
*Humidity resistant handle material (a laminated resin/glue treated wood product that still expands and contracts, but not as much as cheap Chinese sword wood)
*Total weight is light for a weapons-grade Butterfly Sword
* Excellent balance plus light weight = fast knives.
We do not make any swords for weapon vs. weapon training or cutting exercises. These are especially unsuitable due to the hollow grind and use of stainless rather than carbon steel.
SPECIAL WARNINGS FOR LONG BUTTERFLY SWORDS:
This product is a real weapon and therefore inherently dangerous at all times. The user voluntarily assumes the risk of all injury and damage resulting from any use (or misuse) of this product, whether used as intended or otherwise.
The tip is pointed and can stab or scrape quite easily so be very careful, both when practicing and when cleaning the knife. It is very dangerous to twirl these swords allowing the tip to pass inside your arm near the bicep due to the point (and if sharpened the edge). Do not drop on tip or smash the tip into hard objects, as it will bend or break. The spine and edge may have 90 degree corners that can cause a scrape, especially if nicked through use. Arm sensitivity to spine scrapes tends to go away with practice flipping (but no guarantees). We do not round the corners of the spine (as we did on the flipping only integral knives) because that reduces the knife's trapping capability. Your state or national knife laws may prohibit purchase, importation or transport of these swords (for example, prohibiting sharp blades over a certain length)! Check your state/country knife laws! Be sure to be familiar with your import, transport and ownership laws. Buyer assumes all risk of confiscation by customs or local authorities.
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MORE ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS: The photos show two pair of new knives selected at random from the first production run. One pair is brown handle, the other red/black. They are blunts. This pair is brown and martial-arts sharp. If you look carefully, you may see some minor blemishing on one of the brass knucklebows. These were shiny when received but brass tarnishes with time even if it is not used. Chances are good the knives you get will have brass D guards that have lost their luster. See the essay "Combating Rust on Swords" at this web-site for our two cents worth on how to shiny them up again.