Wing Chun Butterfly Knives

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  • Overview
  • Wing Chun Butterfly Knives are not just for Wing Chun but also for Hung Gar, Choy Li Fut and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Most commonly used in pairs.

Product details

  • Mainly associated with Southern Kung Fu Styles
  • The knives have a guard for striking, blocking and hand protection
  • Can traps attacking weapons and spin on hand to reverse hold
  • Made from a rigid steel
  • You can learn this weapon in most Wing Chun classes

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Wing Chun Butterfly Knives Description

Wing Chun Butterfly Knives are mostly attributed with southern Kung Fu styles but have been found throughout Chine Kung Fu. Even though they are called Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, other Kung Fu styles use them such as Hung Gar Kung Fu, Choy Li Fut and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. In China they are actually called Wing Chun Butterfly Swords and that is how it is written too but most peopel in the west call them Butterfly Knives so that's what we are calling them too. However, Wing Chun Butterfly Swords is the correct name for them. They are not to be confused with the Balisong Knife, which is also commonly called a Butterfly Knife.


Traditionally every pair of Wing Chun Butterfly Knives would be made to measure for the individual practitioner, depending on Kung Fu style, Kung Fu school, ability, size, etc would all effect the shape, size and design of the weapon. However, custom made Wing Chun Butterfly Knives are nowadays very expensive and almost impossibel to find someone that will make them. Off the Shelf Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, such as these ones, are perfectly fine for most Wing Chun practitioners out there, and only the top top level masters who have money to spend might want or need to venture in to the world of custom Wing Chun Butterfly Knives.

Unless you have a skilled blacksmith to hand, knowledgeable in Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, you’ll probably have to make do with a modern standard pair like these. The blades are dull for practice and would often only be sharpened for the second half of the blade so when used for blocking it won’t break the edge. The guard extends around the hand, so can be used for blocking, striking and protecting the hand. This also extends over the blades into, what in English is called, a quilion. This can be used to spin the knives around your hand into a reverse position as well as trapping attacking weapons and disarming. These Wing Chun Knives come as a pair and are made from an unsharpened rigid steel which has then been chromed for the silver effect. The handles are wrapped with a artificial rubber grip.

Advice from the shop on your Wing Chun Butterfly Knives

“Most Wing Chun schools these days will teach Wing Chun Butterfly Knives to some extent. They are a great training tool and the lessons learnt with them throughout your entire practice.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts


Sizing of your of Wing Chun Butterfly Knives

Here are the dimensions of this Wing Chun Butterfly Knives:

  • Total Length = 50cm
  • Blade Length = 39cm
  • Handle Length = 11cm
  • Blade Width = 7.5cm
  • Weight = 0.8 kg

If you have any questions about the Wing Chun Butterfly Knives you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email


Shipping your Wing Chun Butterfly Knives

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 

We can send your item(s) in the following ways:

Courier Tracked and Insured - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.

Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn’t insured or tracked. If you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 the go for us. Good luck

UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 

* Europe: 2-3 working days

* USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days

* All other destinations: 4-7 working days


4,8 stars based on 4 reviews

16 Mar 2022
Roger Green
Next day delivery excellent quality been using the butterfly knives for over a week in contact training and forms absolutely fantastic high-quality service people who know and use weapons again thanks broadsword Is my next purchase will let you know when I get it
03 Dec 2021
Bought as a gift ,delivery was excellent arrived next day
13 Oct 2021
Been looking for a pair of these for a while, really great quality. Recommended.
13 Oct 2020
total size almost 20 inches not 18 . trapping guard needs to be a little wider for flipping, quality excellent. . <br /><br />
you will need to try and open trapping guard, for the money exhalent buy.

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