Urasuki Bowie Blade Butterfly Swords (Collector Grade) (Custom Order Only)
Sword Construction: Conventional (separate blade, D Guard and handle)
Blade Style: Collector's Series
Blade Length: Approx 11 1/2 inches (29.21 cm) along the spine from tip to D Guard
Total Length: Approx 16 1/2 inches (41.91 cm)
Weight: Approx 1 lbs 9.5 oz/723 grams
Blade Material: Böhler 440C or D2 per custom order
D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Outside Grind -- Lenticular/convex; Inside Grind -- chisel grind with full-width Urasuki
Blade Sharpness: Cutting Edge sharp. Sharps are for display only, too dangerous for training
Blade Thickness: 5 mm
Blade Finish: Polished
Tang: Full tang
Quillion Design: Trapping Only
Knuckle Bow Design: EWC "Tomb Warrior" Design - Square with Spike
Handle Type: Two-in-One Handles (see pictures)
Handle Material: Arizona Desert Ironwood (Cocobolo no longer available)
Grip Style: Half handles with an ergonomic belly to fit the hollow of the palm
Balance Point: Normal
Designed by: Modell Design LLC
Sheath: You will get an embossed overseas-made heavy duty 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 pair of 2-in-1 Bowie style Butterfly Swords featuring a lenticular/convex grind on the outside and a chisel grind with Urasuki (a concavity) on the inside. This combination of grinds, done well as is the case here, are extraordinarily challenging. The plunge line curves gracefully to the choil and the spine features two scallops. The blade steel is your choice of Böhler 440C or D2 weapons-grade steel (the same kind of steel sold by knife supply houses to U.S. custom knife makers). They were designed by Jeffrey D. Modell of Modell Design LLC (using the Tomb Warrior D Guard Modell Design created for Everything Wing Chun) and made by Forgemaster K. Ali of Ironman Steel. Each blade has his personal logo.
These swords are serious weapons and consequently offered for sale as display swords only AND WE REALLY MEAN IT!
Each product consists of two knives, each with an upgraded heavy duty embossed leather sheath. We can also do a 2-in-1 sheath.
See the Limited Warranty/Legal section of this web-site prior to purchase! While these knives come with our standard warranty, we do not keep them in inventory because of the high cost of construction so they must be special ordered. That means if there is a warranty issue (hopefully not) you should expect a refund or accomodation rather than replacement.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Are of a prior pair with a different handle material than the Arizona Desert Ironwood we currently offer. Taken by us.
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