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ARGOS Custom Wing Chun Butterfly Sword

 
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The Argos is a custom designed wing chun butterfly sword and an awesome weapon. This model uses the Tomb Warrior D-Guard. Learn More >>
List Price: $1,395.00
Our Price: $999.00
Sale Price: $699.00
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Product Code: BJD-AC01-ARGOS01-D2-S-TW

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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)

I made 4 different versions of this sword for myself in different weights and with different D-Guards. I am selling this one, which I had 3 copies of. This version is the lightest of the 4 and uses the Tomb Warrior D-Guard design, but with a flipping quillon.


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: Approx 2 lbs a sword.
Blade Material: Bohler 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. OR you will get 2 individual sheaths. 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 Express.


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