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Miguksaram
3/10/2003 9:38am,
What is the difference between butterfly swords and butterfly knives. I need to order a pair of butterfly knives today. However, I mostly see butterfly swords advertised. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

Jeremy

Jeremy M. Talbott
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PizDoff
3/10/2003 9:46am,
i'm not 100% on this...

but WC or other derivatives, use butterfly swords, i think

butterfly knives are something else, let me find some info

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SLJ
3/10/2003 9:47am,
Butterfly swords are those short things with wide blades.

Butterfly knives are the ones were the handle is in two sections with the blade hidden in the middle. You flick one of the handle sections through 360 and the blade is exposed.

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PizDoff
3/10/2003 9:51am,
sometimes they are used interchangably....but i think butterfly knives are these smaller knives

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Miguksaram
3/10/2003 9:52am,
You are both thinking of balisong knives, aka butterfly knives. However, there are other wing chun weapons called butterfly knives which look a lot like the sword so I am just making sure that I am ordering the same thing, if I order the swords vs knives. Thanks for the help though, I appreciate.

Jeremy M. Talbott
http://www.koreanma.homestead.com/index.html
http://www.martialscience.homestead.com/home.html

Stold2
3/10/2003 9:59am,
Bat Jum Dao? Here's a nice reference site to read when shopping for some.

http://wcats.com/AboutButterfly.html

PizDoff
3/10/2003 10:02am,
http://www.amas.net/item.cfm?RecordId=TG-45-69WU

this is the good stuff

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.

Stold2
3/10/2003 10:12am,
Those are pretty economically efficient, but I'd still try and find a pair with the hand and point aligned like in the diagrams in my above post.

Miguksaram
3/10/2003 10:12am,
Thanks to everyone for the information. It looks like I will be going with the mass market sword for now. Once I become more proficient with the weapon I will invest in a more appropriate and nice one.

Jeremy M. Talbott
http://www.koreanma.homestead.com/index.html
http://www.martialscience.homestead.com/home.html

PizDoff
3/10/2003 10:16am,
Stold2-that site it good as well.

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.

PizDoff
3/10/2003 10:18am,
"Thanks to everyone for the information. It looks like I will be going with the mass market sword for now. Once I become more proficient with the weapon I will invest in a more appropriate and nice one."

ooooooo! are you a senior student or something?
:)

my sifu has his from his master but personally i'm not into weapons....

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.

Fighty McGee
3/10/2003 10:27am,
Miguksaram,
The butterfly knife and the butterfly sword are the same thing. It should look like a short, wide saber with a handle guard. Beware of buying a balisong by mistake if ordering "butterfly knives" by mail or internet.

PizDoff
3/10/2003 10:56am,
well....


hey Stold2-that website, www.wcats.com
though i've been to it before and read articles from it, i just noticed

http://wcats.com/AboutWcats.html

that this article has my Sfiu's name mentioned in it, apparently the author and my Sifu trained together, lol, the coincidence!

my Sifu's name is Nelson Chan btw

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.

PizDoff
3/10/2003 10:58am,
Fighty-exactly
"sometimes they are used interchangably"

nothing wrong with buying a balisong though :)

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.

Stold2
3/10/2003 11:01am,
Wow, cool stuff PizDoff. After reading those lectures, if your Sifu is the sifu of the man that wrote them...You're really lucky!

PizDoff
3/10/2003 11:15am,
not the "sifu" but it seems they were "brothers"
but he learned from my Sifu, i'm lucky as well to have learned Tai Chi from the same place...

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I attack flurriously!
It smells like teen spirit.