These Wing Chun Butterfly Swords have a blade in the Chopper or Bellied Chopper style.
The Bellied Chopper is mainly used for hacking and slashing techniques. It makes the chops very powerful and a real weapon can can cleave through bone. Choppers sacrifice the ability to stab as effectively. Our chopper resulted from our careful study of the best features of the blades on Ip Man's actual swords and other famous Sifus, added to world-class experience.
We will typically refer to the Bellied Chopper as simply the Chopper style, although technically the 2 are different. Many swords you see today have a fat rectangular blade with no belly. (The belly is the part that widens out near the tip). We have not found any historical blades that are made like this, and believe it is most likely a modern invention used to make cheap swords. You typically see these swords used in Southern Shaolin styles of KungFu; but we mention them here because many Wing Chun people end up with these swords due to their availability. Very few people actually prefer or request them, and for this reason when we typically refer to the Choppers we are thinking of only the Wing Chun version - the bellied chopper.
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