Blade Style: Stabber Blade Length: Approx 12 3/8” inches through axis from tip to D Guard Total Length: Approx 17 3/4" Weight: #1 knife 1 lbs 13.6 oz/846 grams -- #2 Knife 1 lbs 12.9 oz/828 grams Blade Material: Böhler D-2 Tool Steel (weapons grade) D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Nightmare Pro (lenticular forward grind for tip strength, less visual but more practical than double concave, also easier to do so that is accounted for in the price) Blade Sharpness: Sharp (Tip is pointed) Blade Thickness: Approx 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. Spine arched to avoid tip impaling elbow. It also traps well. Knuckle Bow Design: Long Stabber Style Rounded/Curved Handle Type: Full Handles. Handle Pins: 8 small tactical pins Handle Material: Arizona Desert Ironwood 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.
A custom client requested a personal very sharp pair of BJD combining the heavily sloped Orca handle with a Nighmare Pro blade (which is a stronger tip than a true Nightmare). He also asked for tactical fittings including a lanyard hole. It was such a good idea we made one to sell on spec. There is something about the organically curved spine on this design, inspired by the Orca handle, that is so very appealing.
The blade steel is Böhler D-2 weapons-grade stainless steel. 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.
The knives shown are what you will get (we only have one pair) so if you have any questions ask them before ordering.