These are the models of the 12 inch Chopper blade on the Tomb Warrior Line of swords.
See bottom of page for more details on the Stabber Blades and Tomb Warrior Line.
These Wing Chun Butterfly Swords have a blade in the "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
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.
The Tomb Warrior line of swords is based around the D-Guard found in an ancient Wing
Chun warrior's tomb in China. We know the swords are from a Wing Chun
man due to the "Baat Jarm Dao" inscription on the swords as well as a
manual found with them. While the information and pictures of the tomb's
contents remain a Chinese state secret that will only be released many
years from now, we have gotten confirmation of their existence.
The only real difference in this line compared to the Flagship/Premium
lines is the D-Guard shape, the fact they have 1/2 handles to fit
together better in 1 hand and use a Trapping-Only quillon. The D-Guards
on this line are more square and have a spike on the bottom edge to
prevent blocked weapons from slipping under your sword and hitting you.
They also make your punches a lot more penetrating.
Those that are familiar with the WingTsun lineage swords might notice
that the D-Guard is very similar to those used by Leung Ting's lineage.
In fact, Grandmaster Ting based his design around the same ancient
warrior's swords. They are not his original invention. Many WingTsun
practitioners will really love our models of this sword.
The "Tough-As-Hell" Edition is a hard-core training and combat sword and
is the 3rd series of our Flagship line of blades. The "Tough-As-Hell"
Edition uses a hand-hammered combat-ready carbon spring steel that is
both flexible (so the blades will not snap) and strong. When testing
edge-vs-edge striking on other steels our 9260 hammered combat steel
performed the best. That said: We NEVER recommend any sword for weapon
vs weapon training because ALL weapons fail at some point and can cause
massive injury. While these are capable blades, NEVER go steel on steel
with your swords. No matter what you are hitting - these swords are the
toughest of any other production butterfly sword we have found on the
open market, and the toughest we have produced to date (2013).
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