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Fully Functional, Differentially Hardened single handed chopping sword with sheathe and display case. Used in many Southern Kung Fu styles, most notably Wing Chun. Includes an attractive display case for storage.
Most famous among Wing Chun practitioners, but also used by several other Southern Chinese styles of Gongfu such as Choy Li Fut, Hung Gar, White Crane and many others, these fast and powerful chopping shortswords are part cleaver, part knucke-duster and incredibly effective in the hands of a skilled practitioner. Each style uses them in a different way but the basic principle is to defend with alternative hands and attack at the same time in a flurry of strikes and chops until the opponent is overwhelmed.
The origin of these exotic swords is hard to trace, but most scholars trace their origin to the 18th century but were more common from the 19th century onward.
The blades of these swords are the best of any Butterfly Swords on the market, differentially hardened with a clearly defined temper line, at 1.8lbs with a point of balance just over an inch from the handle, it is both fast and forceful - not to mention versatile - as the blade has a very keen edge and false edge for deep thrusting. Amazing value.