Wing Chun Butterfly Swords: TRAINING FLAGSHIP v5 - Chopper 13
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Ultimate Wing Chun Butterfly Swords - TRAINING Line: FLAGSHIP
These swords are part of our 2018 Training line, which focuses on brings you cost-effective high-quality training swords based on our weapons-grade models. The training sword models were picked from the top-sellers from the Flagship, Domination, Tomb Warrior, and Ip Man Replica lines of swords. The construction quality of these swords for the price is very high. They are easily superior to other models in this price range. Whenever we had to make a cost-cutting choice to get a sword for you at a lower price, we favored quality materials and construction over cosmetics niceties.
Features of the Training Swords in this series:
Regardless of the model, the training swords will feature the following specs, and these features will supersede the default specs of the model listed elsewhere:
Blade Steel: High-Quality 420 Stainless
Blade Grind: Wide Lenticular Grind (for improved edge strength).
Blade Sharpness: Blunt with 3mm edge. (For safety and so they don't cut into people/poles, etc).
Blade Finish: Matte
Blade Fuller: These swords do not have a fuller (blood groove).
Blade Weight: These swords are at a combat training-weight that builds strength and endurance that will equate to more speed and power later. They are in-line with the weapon-grade sword's weights or slightly more.
Handle Wood: Brown Pakkawood
Handle Ergonomics: (Varies on model): The handles on Flagship models are angled ergonomically. On the Domination models they have a very slight angle, but are mostly straight (not perfectly straight like the weapon-grade models, though). Tomb Warrior and Ip Man Replicas have straight handles with ergonomic grips.
Handle Width: The handles are slightly thinner than the weapon-grade models so that you can add grip tape to them. They are a fully functional width, but people with larger hands might want to use the grip tape to expand the width some. Grip tape can make a big difference when you are sweaty and training hard.
Balance: The balance on these swords tries to imitate the weapons-grade models. However, because the blades are thicker than their weapon-grade counterparts, the balance might be slightly more blade-heavy. That said, they should all balance before the end of the quillon tip, regardless of model.
Tang: These swords are a partial tang welded into another large steel plate in the handle, which is welded to the D-guard. They will hold up quite well for training.
D-Guard: The D-Guard on these swords are slightly thinner than the weapons-grade models and have slightly more squared edges.
Sheath: These swords come with a cheap 2-in-1 nylon sheath. Sheathes are given for free "as-is". The heft of these swords would make them great candidates for one of the MasterPath carrying cases.
The following specs are what make this sword different:
Blade Style: Chopper Blade
Blade Length: Approx 13 inches (33 cm)
Each sword in the FLAGSHIP line has similar specs. To see those (keeping in mind the above specs supersede these below) click the buttons below:
Series: Flagship Line
Blade Steel: Usually, High-Quality Austrian Bohler D2 Tool Steel OR High-Quality 440C OR a special edition steel (see specifics above)
Blade Grind: Usually, Wide Hollow Grind (for better slicing) OR a Lenticular (Convex) Grind (for better edge strength) (see specifics above)
Blade Sharpness: Usually, Blunt with 1mm edge OR Sharp OR Razor Sharp (see specifics above)
Blade Finish: Usually, Glossy OR Matte/Satin OR a special edition finish (see specifics above)
Blade Ricasso/Choil: These swords have a Ricasso.
Blade Fuller: These swords have a fully functional fuller (blood groove).
Blade Tapers: These swords have profile and distal tapes for improved function and balance.
Tang: True Full Tang (exposed/visible between handle scales). Please wipe the sword tang and blade down after use, or it will eventually rust due to the oils in your hands.
D-Guard Metal: AISI 304 Stainless Steel.
Knuckle-Bow: Flagship Rounded/Curved Slimline
Handle Angle/Alignment: Angled Handle. Aligned to tip and spine for more powerful chopping and stabbing.
Handle Shape: Bellied Ergonomic.
Handle Type: Full Handles (unless otherwise stated above)
Handle Type: Usually, Laminated Stabelized Wood (to prevent shrinkage and crackino over time) OR Canvas Micarta (expands with sweat to improve grip). (unless otherwise stated above)
Flipping vs Trapping: Quillon is designed for both: Sword can easily and comfortably be flipped and held in a reverse grip. It also traps well.
Sword Weight: Combat Weight - Each sword weighs approx 1.8 lbs (815g) on average. Paired swords are generally within 10 grams (0.35 oz) of each other. Because they are hand made, sword pairs can vary in weight up to approx 50 grams in either direction. Also, the steels used and blade gride can also change the weight. This is just the AVERAGE across all the swords of this model.
Sword Measurements: Please refer to the following list, based on the blade length and shape mentioned above. And keep in mind if the blade is 13.5 inches, for example, overall length will match that:
- Overall approx 16.25 inches. Blade approx 11 inches. Belly approx 2.5 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 17.25 inches. Blade approx 12 inches. Belly approx 2.5 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 18.25 inches. Blade approx 13 inches. Belly approx 2.5 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 19.25 inches. Blade approx 14 inches. Belly approx 2.5 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 16.25 inches. Blade approx 11 inches. Belly approx 3 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 17.25 inches. Blade approx 12 inches. Belly approx 3 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 18.25 inches. Blade approx 13 inches. Belly approx 3 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 19.25 inches. Blade approx 14 inches. Belly approx 3 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 16.25 inches. Blade approx 11 inches. Belly approx 2 inches (narrowing). Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 17.25 inches. Blade approx 12 inches. Belly approx 2 inches (narrowing). Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 18.25 inches. Blade approx 13 inches. Belly approx 2 inches (narrowing). Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
- Overall approx 19.25 inches. Blade approx 14 inches. Belly approx 2 inches (narrowing). Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 March, 2019.
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