BRS Barebones Balisong Butterfly Knife Stainless Steel (4.375" Stonewash)

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  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.375"
  • Cutting Edge:4.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Bayonet
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.86 oz.
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:BRS
  • Model:Barebones
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Recreation
  • Product Type:Knife


The Barebones balisong maintains the high performance level that BRS is known for, but offers a more affordable price tag to a wider audience. This sleek butterfly knife design takes cues from its predecessors and adds its own unique style to the mix. Skeletonized stainless steel framed handles offer reduced weight and superb balance for a wide variety of flipping styles. Its blade is made from resilient 154CM stainless steel in a BRS Bayonet Grind style with a stonewashed finish. The Barebones is a must-have for novice flippers and balisong veterans alike.

  • Skeletonized stainless steel handles offer reduced weight and balanced handling.
  • 154CM blade steel provides exceptional cutting performance and edge retention.
  • Easily adapted to a variety of manipulation styles.

Customer Reviews

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Barebones overall is great.
Zack D.
I've been flipping for a few years, know my way around a balisong quite well. I've had a Kimura, Bm67 and 51, now this bad boy. This blows all of those knives i mentioned out of the park. Yea its a bit heavier but it carries momentum really well, the weight isnt uncomfortable its more just, fluid and balanced. The design is amazing and smooth and sleek looking and feels great in the hand. The length makes up for the weight as well, its just a great knife. The only, one and only issue i have is that the zen pin tang/nipple is really, really pinchy and sharp. But a bit o' sand paper does the trick. This is my first BRS knife and it will not be my last! Definitely buy if you don't have $300+ for a knife. This thing rocks, and is a fantastic price.
Could have been better
Curtis B.
I've been searching for a top notch Balisong for a while and all of my searches lead to BRS knifes. An Alpha and Replicant were out of of the question, out of stock everywhere. So I settled on a Barebones. It is very heavy knife, once I got used to the weight it's probably my best flipper. However, the spine on the blade is flat and with all that weight it beat the back of my hand to death. The zen nipple almost had a burr on it, I've cut myself with that more than I have the blade. Been using it for about 2 weeks now and it already needs loctite. The latch is loose in the closed position and extremely tight in the open position. All is not bad though... flips amazing and looks awesome! It's just with the following and reputation that BRS has and the $225 price tag I expected a little more.
max h.
Had this knife for about 2-3 months and I'll tell you.. this knife is amazing. For its price, it's quite heavier than my alpha beast or replicant, but that is what makes it fun to flip. It being handle heavy makes it not as easy to get deep cuts, only issue is that the zen nipple is kinda rough and sharp and needed to file that down. I bought two of these and they are by far in the top 10 bali's I have.
Great flipper
brice c.
This knife is an amazing flipper, and it blows my b200 out of the water. The barebones could be a little heavy to some but it's not an issue for me.
Awesome knife
brock m.
First brs and def wont be last. Only con I have is I didn't buy 2.
Dayton G.
10/10 incredible knife!
Great Knife!
Johnson L.
I love it! Flips so smooth. I got the AB and this feels very similar with little differences. Biggest difference is the handle thickness, but that does not really affect the flippability of this knife. Chaplins are easy and the balance is just perfect! Now I just need to get a Rep and ill be happy!
New Hope
timothy h.
This bali has restored my faith in the bali market. So often I have felt that this market caters to the well-off and the knife makers... I mean, most dudes cannot come up with $500.00 or more on a whim. I've been lucky enough to acquire a modest collection, but with each purchase I've ended feeling a bit guilty. Moreover, the times I've tried to skimp with $100.00 balis or bullsh-- clones I've ended up giving them away to friends. This knife, however, hits the mark! A quality bali at a working man's price. BTW big thanks BHQ for the ALWAYS stellar service. BRS + BHQ = One happy guy with two thumbs up.