8 7/8" 420 Stainless Skeletonized Basketweave Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Bearings, Spring Latch and Hollowground Recurve Blade

8 7/8" 420 Stainless Skeletonized Basketweave Balisong / Butterfly Knife with Bearings, Spring Latch and Hollowground Recurve Blade
Product Code: Product 542
Product Length: 8.00 cm
Product Weight: 4.20 oz
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Availability: 2
Price: $85.00
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This balisong measures in at 8 7/8″. It features the handle skeletonizing that many flippers are fond of, and it also features 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 bushings 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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The pattern looks almost organic (like a handwoven basket, or snakeskin) and also provides excellent texture for manipulation. The holes make for lighter handles and also provide texture for better grip, and some people just find the skeletonizing attractive. 

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The recurve 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.

The blade has a guard and very thick tang pins. The blade is hollowground.

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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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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.

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With the skeletonizing, this model weighs in at a very nice 4.2 oz. $85.

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