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Butterfly Swords (or Eight-Cutting Swords) are believed to have been developed by Shaolin monks as a concealable defensive weapon, used to disable rather than kill, which was prohibited by the monk’s code of conduct. The use of butterfly swords has since been honed to a fine art by martial artists, particularly the Wing Chun & Hung Gar styles of Southern China, where precision and two-sword coordination are emphasized. The Hanwei Butterfly Swords feature high-carbon tempered steel blades with traditional dragon engraving. Our SH2293 set features rattan wrapped grips and solid brass guards decorated in a Lotus Flower scroll pattern, repeated on the fittings of the double scabbard, which is encased in exquisitely woven rattan.
Overall: 14 3/4" (37.5cm)
Blade Length: 10" (25.4cm)
Handle Length: 4 1/2" (11.4cm)
Weight: 1lb (454g)
Thickness at Guard: .235" (0.6cm)
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
*Display stand not included.