Blade Style: Stabber Blade Length: Approx 15 3/8 inches (39.1 cm) along the spine from tip to D Guard Total Length: Approx 20 3/4 inches (52.7 cm) Weight: #1 Knife 1 lbs 10.2 oz/745 grams -- #2 Knife 1 lbs 9.8 oz/732 grams Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Steel (weapons grade) D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Wide Hollow Grind. Blade Sharpness: Martial Arts Sharp (Tip is pointed) Blade Thickness: 4 mm Blade Finish: Glossy (can see your reflection) Tang: Full tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Quillion Design: Trapping - A little too tight to flip unless you have a small hand Knuckle Bow Design: Orca Handle Type: Full Handles. Handle Pins: 10 Small Pins Handle Material: Brown Micarta™ Type Material Handle/Grip Style: Full Handles. Spine has noticeable slant down for more powerful chopping. 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.
This is a prototype used to test the handle design for the Orca. As such it was gently handled by our designer for evaluation and is in good but not spanking new condition (sold as used). The blade has a very, very slight recurve (or flange by the choil depending on your perspective). 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).
Although we are not calling these blunts since there is a micro-bevel on each cutting edge that comes to a "V", it is tough to call them sharp since the intention was for them to be one sharpening step shy of actually sharp. In other words, they look sharp but it is unlikely anyone would cut themselves just by touching the cutting edge; chances are there would need to be pressure and/or a slicing motion.
Although these knives are wide and long, they are fairly agile due to careful balancing, use of 4 mm steel and the wide hollow grind.
They were designed by Jeffrey D. Modell of Modell Design LLC and made by Forgemaster K. Ali of Ironman Steel. These prototypes are sterile of any logo.