I'm in need of a bit of advice here, maybe some people with more familiarity with butterfly swords can give some guidance. I see some butterfly swords that look pretty good, on Sifu Wing Lam's website, www.wle.com. Specifically, I'm looking at item number W450. I called them, and was told the blades are made of "stainless steel". Similar items, number WGL304 and WGL303, are listed as "high carbon stainless steel", and apparently the W450 is sort of a base model that Sifu Wing Lam then customizes into the other models. I know that stainless steel is generally frowned upon as a sword blade, but am not sure how it would perform as a shorter yet heavy Butterfly sword. I also know that there are many types of "stainless steel", and obviously do not know specifically what this type is. Does anyone have any thoughts on this, or does anyone have any experience with these particular items from Sifu Wing Lam? I asked for more information about the tang, how robust it is, and whether it goes all the way thru the handle. The woman on the phone is going to send me an email when she gets an answer to these questions. Thanks!