Blade Style: Stabber Blade Length: Approx 15 3/4 inches (40.0 cm) along the spine from tip to D Guard Total Length: Approx 20 3/4 inches (52.7 cm) Weight: #1 knife 1 lbs 12.2 oz/800 grams -- #2 Knife 1 lbs 13.2 oz/830 grams Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Steel (weapons grade) D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Compound Grind (Adjacent Concave/Hollow Grinds). Blade Sharpness: Sharp (Tip is pointed) Blade Thickness: 5 mm Blade Finish: Glossy (can see your reflection) Tang: Full tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Quillion Design: Trapping/Flipping - Sword can easily and comfortably be flipped and held in a reverse grip. It also traps well. Knuckle Bow Design: Long Stabber Style Rounded/Curved Handle Type: Full Handles Handle Pins: 6 Small Pins Handle Material: Extra-Thick Stag Handle/Grip Style: Full Handles. Straight Handle. Aligned to tip and spine for more powerful chopping and stabbing. Balance Point: Conventional Designed by: Modell Design LLC Sheath: You will get an embossed overseas-made leather sheath for each knife, one with a left hand belt loop, the other right. Instead of snaps the retainer strip affixes to a prong. These are made of thick leather. Do not store swords in leather sheaths long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.
Product is a pair of custom designed Butterfly Swords, made by hand. All measurements and weights approximate.
Drop dead gorgeous.
These graceful stabber style Butterfly Swords feature a compound grind consisting of adjacent concave grinds ending in a fine cutting edge most suitable for soft targets. The first grind is like the profile of a shallow bowl hollowing out the steel between the spine and intersection to the edge grind. This challenging combination of grinds is extraordinarily beautiful, a high point for even an accomplished custom knife maker. The grind is an aesthetic variation of a "true" Western saber grind, not the easy to do long flat grind that custom knife-makers like to call a "saber grind." The advantage of this complex grind is a reduction of weight accompanied by retained structural integrity. It is like a huge fuller.
The blade steel is Böhler 440C weapons-grade stainless steel (the same kind of steel sold by knife supply houses to U.S. custom knife makers), preferred by Modell Design LLC for open-air practice with at most light contact on wood poles. The fine edge and use of stainless steel make it especially inappropriate and imprudent to block steel and other very hard surfaces with the cutting edge (use the spine or flat). The grips feature extra-thick stag scales for comfort and a good grip (which should result in less hand fatigue). They were designed by Jeffrey D. Modell of Modell Design LLC and made by Forgemaster K. Ali of Ironman Steel. Each blade has his personal logo.