Ultimate Wing Chun Butterfly Swords - Full Tang DOMINATION Line
(Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, Bart Jarm Do, Hudiedao)
Based on the survey of over 160 Sifus in June 2014, this is the first of a series of swords that top Wing Chun Sifus said they wanted. The Domination line swords are true combat-grade weapons. They feature full exposed tangs, cord wrapped handles, powerful squared D-Guards, perfect balance, straight handles, flipping and trapping ability, top grade weapon steels, and a variety of blade options. These swords are combat-weight and not for the weak or timid. If you need a sword to Dominate your foe, then this is the choice for you. Only a limited number of each model will be made.
[EWC Comments on the cord-wrapped handles: All handles come wrapped in a
black cord to help improve grip, but we at EWC feel that this cord
should be removed before use - it does not always stay on well. The wrap job is not worthy of this great sword.
The handles under the cord are proper wood handles that look good and function very well. If
you want to improve grip due to sweaty hands, some grip tape is the
Specific Specs For This Sword:
For more info please read our blog post: Everything Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Guide
Series: DOMINATION Line.
Blade Style: Chopper Blade
Blade Length: Approx 13 inches [TBD]
Blade Steel: High-Quality German 440C Stainless
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Blade Sharpness: Blunt with 1mm edge.
Blade Finish: Glossy (can see your reflection)
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).
D-Guard Metal: AISI 304 Stainless Steel.
Knuckle-Bow: Squared D-Guard based of Historic Models with improvements made for hand protection and withstanding punishing blows.
Handle Material: Black/Silver Laminated Stabilized Wood (designed to prevent cracking over time). All handles are cord wrapped to help improve Grip. It is easy to remove if needed.
Handle Angle/Alignment: Straight Handle. Aligned to tip and spine for more powerful chopping and stabbing.
Handle Shape: Bellied Ergonomic.
Handle Type: Full Handles
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 Measurements: [TBD - Approximations only] Overall approx 18.25 inches. Blade approx 13 inches. Belly approx 3 inches. Base approx 2.25 inches. Handle approx 4.5 inches.
Sword Weight: Combat Weight - Average is 2.3 lbs (1.04kg) per sword. Paired swords are
generally within 10 grams (0.35 oz) of each other, but because they are hand
made, swords can vary in weight up to approx 50 grams in either
Notes: These swords are hand-made. No two swords are perfectly identical. Small variations in the measurements are typical. Please read #2 under "Things you should know" and "Not Product Defects" under the warranty for more information.
Case/Sheath: EWC is providing a free nylon-lined leather 2-in1 case ($50 Retail value) with these swords. The case is offered for free and is not covered under any warranty and none are available for replacement. Do not store the blades in leather cases as it can corrode the blades over time. To prevent your blades from scratching on the metal button rivets when putting them in and pulling them out of the sheath, you should take some Gorilla or Duct tape and put it on the inside of the sheath to cover the rivet. Also when inserting and withdrawing the swords, you will want to keep them pressed to the inside of the sheath, not the outside.
In June 2014 we put out a survey asking Sifus and Senior students what they wanted in a butterfly sword. We got over 160 replies from Sifus. The DOMINATION line of swords is the first result of that survey. (Yes, we are making other models based off of the answers). We heard that you and your Sifus wanted more straight-handle sword options with a squared D-Guard. Done. You wanted more blade length options. You now can select from 11-14 inch blades. You wanted a true American full-tang (exposed tang) sword that was made from D2 or 440C. Done. You wanted full-handles, and a quillon for trapping and flipping. Done and done. You wanted more room in the D-Guard for your fingers in reverse grip. Done. In addition we made sure the squared D-Guard was based on historical models. We then widened the front and flattened it a little so you could actually do push-ups on the swords (holding the handles, blade edge facing down without touching). Don't actually do this, it is dangerous - but that gives you a great blocking surface that also helps prevent an opponent's weapon from slipping under your guard. These guards are great for training bashing movements into wooden training dummies. And along those lines, the handles are also cord-wrapped so you never slip when training.
We've handled maybe 150 pairs of butterfly swords over the past 3 years. We were trying to find a name for this new line, but coming up empty. Then the first swords arrived from the forge. When we picked it up we realized this was an awesome weapon. The sword was a 13" D2 chopper, and it could easily take an arm off an opponent. It was then we got the name "Domination" - because if you wield these weapons that is what you will do to your opponent. For those wanting light and fast weapons these are not for you (we'll get to you next). These swords are for those that simply want to destroy their opponent. They are combat weight and can take the full force of a blow from a crowbar (a common weapon home-intruders carry) and keep on going. The Sharp D2 Lenticular grind versions are much heftier than the 440C hollow-grind versions, so choose accordingly.
General Product Information:
For more info please read our blog post: Everything Wing Chun Butterfly Swords Guide
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.
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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.