Cold Steel 88BF Butterfly Swords 15" Carbon Steel Blade, Cord Wrapped Handle


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Part #: CS88BF | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88BF: 88BF Butterfly Swords
Cold Steel
Prior to World War II, the Butterfly Sword was virtually unknown outside of southern China. This changed at the close of the 1940's, when the Communists took control of mainland China, forcing many Kung Fu masters to flee the oppressive regime and establish new schools elsewhere. Currently, due to the spread of Kung Fu, these once obscure swords have become quite popular.

Typically, Butterfly Swords come in pairs that are cleverly nested together so they appear to be one sword not two. When they are drawn, they can be quickly separated and wielded in both hands to make wickedly effective chops, slashes and thrusts.

Our battle worthy blades are 15" long and 2-5/8" wide. The handsome slip-proof grip features carefully selected hardwood covered with attractively braided cord. The "D" shaped guard has a long forward quillon, so it can both deflect and trap various opposing weapons.
  • Item Number: 88BF
  • Name: Butterfly Swords
  • Blade Length: 15"
  • Overall Length: 20-1/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 32 oz
  • Handle: 5 1/4" Cord Wrapped Handle w/ Samé (Ray Skin)
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 705442004752

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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Kyle B
Columbia, SC
Dec 03, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Nice swords
I'm practicing a butterfly sword kungfu form and these swords are very high quality and are very enjoyable to work with. You have to be mindful to keep them oiled.
5 out of 5
Mishelle W.
Hobbs, Nm
May 22, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Absolutely Amazing.
I'm a "Doomsday Prepper" and I absolutely love the sword. It's unbelievably sharp, and fairly light. I have been able to just use it here and there, testing them out on certain things. Sharp as a tac and light as a feather in my opinion. Not only intimidating to look at, but make a noise when they cut through the air that can make someone feel like a ninja.
5 out of 5
Shinkendo J.
Orange COunty, CA
Jan 09, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Worth every penny
These knives aren't cheap. You can take that in a couple different contexts. They are expensive, but they are very high quality. Nice custom-fitted case snaps them in tight and flush. They are heavy AND heavy duty. Great for intermediate to advanced Wing Chun practice. They also look great hanging on my wall.
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