8 7/8" 420 Stainless Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Skeletonized Handles, Bushings, Spring Latch and Recurve Blade

8 7/8" 420 Stainless Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Skeletonized Handles, Bushings, Spring Latch and Recurve Blade
Product Code: Product 538
Product Length: 8.00 cm
Product Weight: 4.60 oz
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Availability: 2
Price: $69.00
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This balisong measures in at 8 7/8". It features skeletonized handles, with a similar pattern to the balisong many flippers consider to be the grail of factory butterfly knives. These knives have sandwich construction handles, and the heads of the screws are locked tight and ground flat, so there are no worries about the 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.

Check out one of the balisongs in action below! The owner flipped his balisong extensively for a year, and his use (abuse) included repeated drops while practicing aerials.  

https://youtu.be/5GuIAM-84nI

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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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The skeletonizing and matte finish provide texture for manipulation. 

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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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You may be able to make out the screws used for handle assembly better in this picture. These knives really flip like lightning and are very, very smooth. 

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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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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 4.6 oz. $69. 

 

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