Nightmare Pro Butterfly Swords, Böhler 440C Blade Steel (Seconds)
Sword Type: Individual Full Handles Sword Construction: Conventional Blade Style: Unique/Custom Blade Length: Approx 11 5/8 inches from tip to D Guard Total Length: Approx 16 5/8 inches Weight: Average is 1 lb 10.8 oz per sword. Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Steel (weapons grade) D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Nightmare Grind Blade Sharpness: Edge Martial Arts sharp. Sharps are for display only, too dangerous for training. Swage is unsharpened. Blade Thickness: 0.20 inches Blade Finish: High Gloss Tang: Full tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Quillion Design: Hybrid Flipping/Trapping Knuckle Bow Design: Rounded, minimal extra interior space Handle Type: Individual Full Handles. Handle Pins: 10 small tactical pins with 2 larger mosaic pins. Handle Material: Wood Tone Paper Micarta or generic equivalent Grip Style: Full handles with an ergonomic belly to fit the hollow of the palm. Balance Point: Conventional to permit flipping Designed by: Modell Design LLC Made by: Forge Master K. Ali (with his logo) Sheath: You will get a fancy two-tone 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.
These Butterfly Swords have a lenticular/convex grind near the tip and a hollow/concave grind over the body. The convex grind is designed to add support to the tip.
Forge Master K. Ali is the premier maker of high-end Butterfly Swords. These swords were produced in his third-generation family Blacksmithy, Iron Man Steel.
They feature a high quality glossy finish (you could even call it mirror finish these days) Böhler 440C blade steel, cast AISI 304 stainless steel D Guard, handle scales over an American style full tang, and a sharp cutting edge. They are flippable between a forward and reverse grip. The overseas sheaths are two tone with border details.
Pricing depends on grade. These are seconds due to some minor pitting in the D Guards and the quality of the handle scales on one of the knives, where you can feel some indentation from a striation. Look at the photos; what you see is what you get.
4) Sheaths are for transport, not storage. Do not store knife in or near leather sheaths as tanning oils and vapors are corrosive.