Sword Construction: Conventional Blade Style: Hybrid Recurve Blade Length: Approx. 11 15/16" from tip to mouth Total Length: Approx. 17" Weight: Approx. 1 lbs 11.0 oz and 1 lbs 10.2 oz for the knives, respectively Blade Material: Damascus D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 stainless steel Blade Grind: Hollow grind with swage Blade Sharpness: Cutting edge is martial-arts sharp. Sharps are for display only, too dangerous for training. Swage is blunt. Blade Thickness: Approx. 5 mm maximum Blade Finish: N/A. The D Guard is mirror finish and, unfortunately, you can see the photographer’s reflection on the D Guard in a number of the pics. Tang: Full tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Quillion Design: Hybrid (can flip and trap) Knuckle Bow Design: Rounded Handle Type: Full Handles Handle Pins: 8 small tactical pins plus 1 Mosaic pin Handle Material: Black Micarta w/Black and White Liners Grip Style: Ergonomic with belly Balance Point: Conventional to permit flipping Designed by: Modell Design LLC Sheath: You will get left and right black leather sheaths, each with a retainer strap. These are made of thick leather and very sturdy (as opposed to a traditional historical soft and floppy sheath). Do not store swords in leather sheaths long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal. Designed by: Modell Design LLC, Michigan, USA Maker: Swords made by Forge Master K. Ali at M/S Ironman Steel at his family-owned Blacksmithy established 1968 in Pakistan. He is the third generation and, in our opinion, the foremost maker of high-end butterfly swords in the world. All sheaths, scabbards and soft cases are outsourced.
Description: Modell Design LLC began work on this design in 2020. It is now in limited production and their favorite Wing Chun knife design due to its efficiency and beauty. These knives are a great balance of combat-grade, good weight for training and tournaments, and aesthetics. The blunt swage strengthens the tip and improves the architecture for stabbing. The forward cutting-edge belly, inspired by the Loveless Chute Knife design, facilitates chopping and slicing. Fullers and a wide hollow grind add interest. The PD10 has an ergonomic handle with a taller vertical profile (width as opposed to handle thickness) at the index and pinky finger points than on antique butterfly swords. A number clients prefer this for greater comfort and feel it makes retention easier during heavy impacts. The rear of the handle slants down to deal with the bifurcated nature of the fatty areas of the palms. On a perfectly horizontal handle the rear of palm pushes down on the rear of the handle, forcing the tip up and/or additional strain on the wrist to pressure the blade back to horizontal.
We have classified these knives as seconds for cosmetic reasons all of which are disclosed in the photos. The knives shown are what you will get so if you have any questions ask them before ordering.
We apologize for the Husky hair on the blue background. It gets everywhere. Rest assured we cleaned the knives after photography.