Mostly attributed with southern Kung Fu styles but have been found throughout China. Even though they are called Wing Chun Butterfly Knives, other kung styles use them such as Hung Gar Kung Fu, Choy Li Fut and Shaolin Temple Kung Fu. Traditionally every pair of Wing Chun Butterfly Knives would be made to measure for the individual practitioner. Depending on Kung Fu style, ability, size, etc would all effect the shape, size and design of the weapon.
Not to be confused with the Balisong Knife, which is also commonly called a Butterfly Knife
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. The handles are wrapped with a artificial leather grip.
“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
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Been looking for a pair of these for a while, really great quality. Recommended.
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.