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ARGOS Custom Wing Chun Butterfly Sword MASTER (Collector's Series)

 
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List Price $1,395.00
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Product Code: Z-BJD-AC01-ARGOS-D2-MASTER

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ARGOS Custom Wing Chun Butterfly Swords (Collector's Series)

The Argos was designed for my personal fighting style. Maybe it will fit your style as well. I needed a blade that could stab well and chop well. I don't "slice" a lot, but wanted a fine cutting edge for slicing flesh along the opponent's forearms and/or to slice up the opponent if I was fighting in reverse grip with the blades along the outside of the forearm (for close quarter fighting). You will see a nice hollow-grind for this purpose along the neck of the blade. The blades also had to be heavy and robust enough to stop a blow from a crowbar swung full force at me (a common instrument used when some breaks into your house) - we used D2 tool steel for that. And I needed enough weight in the chops that contact could break bone. The belly therefore has a lenticular grind (both for weight and contacting bone without damaging the edge). Of course I also needed the tip to be pointed enough and not too wide so a thrust/stab would actually penetrate. Because I do not "trap" weapons in a fight, yet I do fight with the swords in reverse grip, the quillion is designed for flipping (yet has trapping capability). The D-Guard sports a bottom spike to help prevent an opponent's weapon from slipping under the guard (it also adds some "oomph" to a punch). The swords also sport a 2-in-1 handle to help with quick-withdrawal from a sheath. Lastly, the belly can also be used to help "pull" an opponent's weapon out of line, so that an path can be cleared for a thrust.

I worked with our designer, Jeff Modell, and came up with the Argos. My original version had straighter edges and was a bit more utilitarian, so if you like the curves, you can thank Jeff for that. He was also able to get the balance right by using grinds instead of changing the shape of the blade itself. (The balance point is at the tip of the quillon about 2 inches from the base of the blade)



Specific Specs For This Sword:

For more info please read our blog post: Everything Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Guide

(Wing Chun Butterfly Swords are also known as: Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, Bart Jarm Do, Bot Jaam Dao, Hudiedao, Eight-Slash Swords, 8-Cut Swords, etc)

Series: Collectors. The collector's series are unique designs and/or very fine quality weapons.

Sword Type: 2-in-1 handles.
Sword Construction: Conventional Full Tang
Blade Style: Unique/Custom
Blade Length: Approx 15 inches (38 cm) from tip to D Guard
Total Length: Approx 20 inches" (50.5 cm)
Weight: Left Sword: 883g (1.94 lbs) Right Sword: 905 g (1.99 lbs)
Blade Material: Böhler D2 Weapons-Grade Tool Steel
D Guard Material: Cast AISI 304 stainless steel.
Blade Grind: Custom Argos Grind with Swage.
Blade Sharpness: Edge sharp. Sharps are for display only, too dangerous for training. Swage is unsharpened.
Blade Thickness: 5 mm
Blade Finish: Satin
Tang: Full tang
Ricasso: Yes
Choil: No
Quillion Design: Hybrid Flipping/Trapping
Knuckle Bow Design: Tomb-Warrior Design - Squared with Spike.
Handle Type: 2-in-1 Handles.
Handle Material: Black Laminated Stabilized Wood (designed to prevent cracking over time).
Grip Style: 2-in-1 handles with an ergonomic belly to fit the hollow of the palm.
Balance Point: Conventional to permit flipping. 2 inches base base (approx)
Designed by: Aaron Cantrell / Modell Design LLC
Sheath: You will get a 2-in-1 leather sheath with an interior handle protector. Do not store swords in leather sheaths long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.

Shipping: These swords are drop shipped, they are not shipped by Everything Wing Chun. International shipments will use USPS Express Mail, or GXG, which is FedEx and the Post Office together (It is faster and safer). Domestic shipments use USPS Priority. Item will ship from GERMANY. EU customers - contact us for a quote.


General Product Information:


For more info please read our blog post: Everything Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Guide

(Wing Chun Butterfly Swords are also known as: Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, Bart Jarm Do, Bot Jaam Dao, Hudiedao, Eight-Slash Swords, 8-Cut Swords, etc)


Things to Consider Before Ordering:


1) Customers (you) must check with your local laws to determine the legality of all items ordered. Everything Wing Chun, LLC is not responsible for any items seized by customs and will not knowingly make shipments to countries where any items are illegal. By placing an order, you are representing to Everything Wing Chun that the products ordered are lawful in your local jurisdiction and that you will use the products in compliance with all applicable laws. Customer accepts full responsibility and costs for all customs fees. Everything Wing Chun will not replace or refund any sword confiscated by local authorities or customs agents. To date we've not seen any swords confiscated. If you are in Australia we know you need a permit for swords (even when not sharp), but you might be able to have them delivered to a local knife shop. All swords, unless otherwise noted, are shipped as blunt display weapons, which technically they are.

2) These are handmade. There will be slight imperfections on most swords. For example, you might have a little black mark on the D-Guard, or around where handle attached; slight variations in weight (we tried to match the swords within 10 grams), the quillion shape won't match 100%, etc. These type of things are NOT defects. It is the result of humans making and shaping every aspect of the sword. These imperfections, when they exist, have already been priced into these swords. It is the main reason these are $400 swords and not $1000 swords as they should be. The price is very good for the quality you will receive.

3) Plain Language Disclaimer: You won't sue us for anything related to using these swords for any reason what-so ever.


If you drop one on your foot, chop a friends finger off, poke your eye out, or the swords break and you get hurt - or whatever - you agree that is your own fault and won't hold us responsible. That includes Everything Wing Chun, Aaron Cantrell, Jeffrey Modell, Modell Design LLC, or any members, other persons, entities, associates, suppliers or resellers. See the tab on Warranty Info of the page for the full legal disclaimer.


AGREEMENT/CARE/WARRANTY


(READ PRIOR TO PURCHASE!)

Binding Agreement: The terms of this Agreement govern your purchase and/or possession of the product (and all transferees), which is a pair of Butterfly Swords (hereafter the term “Product” refers to one or both swords, as applicable). If you had no opportunity to review these terms prior to purchase or receipt and decline to be bound, return the Product to your seller or transferor immediately.

Assumption of Risk, Indemnity, Representations: This Product is a real weapon (even if the edge is blunt) and therefore inherently dangerous at all times. Do not use (as used herein “use” and its variations include but are not limited to martial arts practice, demonstrations, combat, cleaning, transport, display, other storage and possession) except after proper training, under expert supervision, and with great care. Do not use for two-person training. If the edge is sharp, use for display purposes only. You understand that using the Product is an inherently dangerous activity. You voluntarily assume the risk of all personal injury (including but not limited to maiming and death of self and others) and damages resulting from use of the Product for training, combat or otherwise. You hereby agree to release and hold harmless (i) Everything Wing Chun, LLC and its member(s), owner(s), and personnel (“EWC”), Aaron Cantrell, (ii) Modell Design LLC, its member(s), owner(s) and personnel, Jeffrey D. Modell, and (iii) their supplier(s) and reseller(s) (hereafter “Us”), from any and all liability and negligence resulting in personal injuries, death or damages, losses, fees and expenses, including actual attorneys’ fees, arising from use of the Product (“Damages”). For example, if you stab yourself cleaning or practicing with them, drop one on your foot, chop a friend’s finger off, poke your eye out, the swords break and you get hurt, a child picks them up and gets hurt, or whatever, you agree that is your own fault and won't hold Us responsible. This Agreement clearly and unambiguously exculpates Us from even our own negligence and the consequences thereof, but not gross negligence or intentional misbehavior.

In plain language, assuming we are not grossly negligent or evil, you won’t sue Us successfully for injury or damages resulting from the swords for any reason what-so-ever, and we really mean it. Your sole remedy for problems is the Limited Warranty below.

You represent to Us that (i) you are at least 18 years of age, (ii) the Product is lawful in your local jurisdiction, (iii) you will use the Product in compliance with all applicable laws, and (iv) you will not to loan or transfer the Product to anyone who does not agree to be bound by the provisions of this Agreement. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Us harmless from any and all Damages arising from or related to your breach of these representations.

Limited Warranty: The only warranty on this product is a Limited Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship from EWC in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including fitness for any intended use, subject to the following terms and conditions. The Limited Warranty extends for 30 days from the date of purchase. If you purchased this product directly from EWC, EWC will replace, repair, or refund the price paid, the option at its discretion. These are the only remedies for any warranty claim or other claim, including but not limited to Damages, available from Us; provided, however, if you purchased this product from an authorized reseller, we will recommend they offer a similar 30 day Limited Warranty protection. Your claim must include original proof of purchase showing seller, price and date of purchase.

Not Product Defects: This product was made by hand. Normal variations in construction, appearance and weight that are characteristic of the materials or hand work are not defects. Minor pitting is normal for our cast and hot drop forged D Guards and hot drop forged integral swords. High carbon steel and good stainless steel can corrode, pit, rust and tarnish. Water and humid conditions promote these. Never store a knife or sword in or near a leather sheath as the tanning acids or vapors can cause rapid corrosion. Brass tarnishes over time. The handle scales are a wood product and therefore can expand or contract when exposed to varying humidity and temperature (though, depending on the materials used, they may have been stabilized with glue or resin reducing the impact). The above are natural characteristics of the workmanship or materials and not product defects.

Advice on Care: These are high-end swords made with weapons grade stainless or “semi-stainless” steel that will rust absent proper care. We recommend cleaning them with rubbing alcohol after each use or touch, waxing with Renaissance Wax (or a similar non-acidic wax) as needed, and periodically stripping, cleaning and re-waxing them. Keep dry and do not store in damp or humid area, or in direct sunlight. For more info read the full article Combating Rust on Swords ( June 28, 2011).

Neglect: Blade tests shown on Everything Wing Chun's website are dangerous and should not be duplicated. Any knife/sword can be broken or damaged if subjected to sufficient abuse. These destructive tests CONSTITUTE GROSS ABUSE OF A SWORD and will void all warranties.

Law and Forum: This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Wyoming, USA without regard to its conflict of law rules, and any dispute shall be finally resolved by the courts of the State of Wyoming. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of said state.

Blue Pencil Clause: If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, then this Agreement shall be construed or deemed amended to the extent necessary to render the otherwise unenforceable provision, and the rest of the Agreement, valid and enforceable. If a court declines to so construe or amend this Agreement, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision(s) of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions, which shall be enforced as if the offending provision(s) had not been included in this Agreement.


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