Butterfly Sword Maintenance

Butterfly Sword Maintenance

By Jeffrey Modell of Modell Design LLC 3/12/2022 All weapons-grade steels (ignoring the new ultra-expensive nitrogen steels) can rust. This is true regardless of whether the blade is made of high carbon steel, medium carbon steel, or fine stainless steel. The best way to deal with corrosion is to prevent it from happening. That starts…

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Choosing Wing Chun Butterfly Swords – Part 8 – Considerations

We will now take a look at other considerations: Quality, Forge, Materials, Techniques, Fit, Finish, Balance, Design, and Service. There are all things that can make a big difference in your final product. Let’s take a…

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Choosing Wing Chun Butterfly Swords – Part 5 – Tangs/Handles

We will now take a look at Tangs, Handle Types, Alignment, Ergonomics, and Handle Materials. These are critical aspects of a sword. The tang can literally be the difference between life and death if you are…

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Choosing Wing Chun Butterfly Swords – Part 3 – Blade Details

We will now take a look at the fine details of a sword blade design: Blade Sharpness, Edge, Grind, Taper, Ricasso, Choil, & Fullers. Most of these important details really separate mass-produced swords from real weapons.…

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