9" 420 Stainless Basketweave Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Bearings, Spring Latch and Hollowground Recurve Blade

9" 420 Stainless Basketweave Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Bearings, Spring Latch and Hollowground Recurve Blade
Product Code: Product 439
Product Length: 22.80 cm
Product Weight: 4.50 oz
Reward Points: 0
Availability: 2
Price: $75.00
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This balisong measures in at just under 9". It does not feature handle skeletonizing like the other knives from this small production facility, but it does feature a beautiful woven texture that I believe is CNC-machined into the handles. These knives are sandwich construction, and the heads of the screws are locked tight and ground flat, so there are no worries about screws backing out. These knives also have bearings in the pivots, that pretty much alleviate all blade play, and they also have a unique spring latch design that works quite well.

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The pattern looks almost organic (like a handwoven basket) and also provides excellent texture for manipulation.

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This is one of the newest models from this outfit and it features a hollowground recurve blade. While not quite razor sharp, it is close. The blade features two extra thick tang pins and locks up rock solid in both the open and closed positions, and there is an integral guard on it too.

The blade (like the handles) is 420 stainless steel. While the blade is not hardened for maximum cutting performance, it sharpens up easily and can take a good edge. It also takes a good polish and is highly corrosion resistant: perfect for the flippers. Of course, 420 steel can’t compare to the high carbon steel used on Filipino knives as far as toughness goes, but these knives are made for completely different uses.

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You can see the bearing assembly in the pivots here. The bearings in the pivots are a feature commonly only seen on high grade custom balisongs that cost $500 or more: they really work very well.

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The blade has a guard and very thick tang pins. The blade is hollowground with a thicker, rounded tip.

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The handles are beautifully polished. One of my buyers, who is a serious flipper, feels these solid handles feel better in the hand than the skeletonized models.

You can see the four screws used for assembly better in this picture. These knives really flip like lightning and are very, very smooth.

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You can see the spring latch assembly here. I ensure the craftsmen check out each and every spring latch before shipment. In the early days, there were some issues, but every latch in this batch pops up well.

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This model weighs in at 4.5 oz. $75.

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