BRS Barebones 2.0 Balisong Butterfly Knife Stainless Steel (4.375" Stonewash)

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BRS Barebones 2.0 Balisong Butterfly Knife Stainless Steel (4.375" Stonewash)
BRS Barebones 2.0 Balisong Butterfly Knife Stainless Steel (4.375" Stonewash)
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.375"
  • Cutting Edge:4.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.25 oz.
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:BRS
  • Model:Barebones 2.0
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Recreation
  • Product Type:Knife

Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.375"
  • Cutting Edge:4.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.25 oz.
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:BRS
  • Model:Barebones 2.0
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Recreation
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Barebones 2.0 is an impressive evolution of the original, and takes the design in a new direction with a mean tanto blade profile and modified weight. Its skeletonized stainless steel handles offer superb balance for a wide variety of flipping styles. The blade is made from durable 154CM stainless steel with a crowned spine and stonewashed finish. The Barebones 2.0 proves itself as another must-have for balisong enthusiasts everywhere.

Features:
  • Skeletonized stainless steel handles offer reduced weight and balanced handling.
  • 154CM blade steel provides exceptional cutting performance and edge retention.
  • Tapped spacers have been replaced with sex bolt construction.
Reviews

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Amazing
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Tieler p.
11-15-2018
My first serious balisong
This knife is beautiful in many ways.
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Tyler S.
11-08-2018
If you want a bali, and this knife is available, I highly recommend it or any brs knife really. The construction of this knife is very solid, and it feels nearly indestructible, I believe it is ideal for a beater or for heavy flipping. There is very little handle play, and the action is buttery smooth. It is hard to explain how smooth rollovers feel with this knife, but it's a huge improvement from many other knives. The latch is not a spring latch, but it is a bounce latch, and it is perfect on mine, never loose, never too tight. One thing that is important, however, is that this knife is extremely sharp. It will cut you up if you are not careful, and the tip is probably the sharpest tip of any blade I have ever encountered due to the tanto design. What would normally be a simple poke during an aerial will hurt and bleed a lot. Also, the design for the pin can cut you or at least rub against your skin, which can be fixed by filing. Absolutely wonderful knife.
Smooth, poor finish quality
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Tom L.
11-07-2018
This is my first BRS balisong and my initial impressions out of the box revealed a decent knife. The flipping and pivots are extremely smooth and there is no blade play. The blade is razor sharp (I sharpened it some more..a knife can always be sharper!)

My biggest complaint is the finishing on the chevrons on the handles. They are rough. You can literally see where the machined tool marks start and stop. This is most evident on the larger chevrons, although one of the smaller ones has a significant divot, as if the tool skipped. This would have taken ten minutes by hand with a jewelers file to remedy, which I will probably do myself. My last complaint is in regards to the latch, I expected a spring latch for the price.

Overall, I am happy with it. Yes, I cut myself, twice, I don't know another way to break in a new bali. It is by far the smoothest opener in my small collection which at the moment comprises of a Pacific Cutlery Model 68 and a Squiddy trainer (next month a Benchmade 87 will be on it's way). Would I buy another BRS product? Probably. Did I expect better? Yes. Are the minor finishing defects a deal breaker for me with this blade? No. As for the latch, paracord lanyard. I have punches to drive out the pin and reinstall it and plenty of paracord.
Expected better quality controll from BRS
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Kelton B.
11-06-2018
This is my 2nd BRS knife. The first was flawless. This bare bones v2 flips awesome. Pivots are tight. ....but the miling of one of the chevrons on the safe handle is terrible. Not a deal breaker by any means. I'm sure after a few good drops and being carried it will see its share of dents and dings. But just not expected from such a quality brand.
Great knife smooth as butter
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Christopher R.
11-05-2018
Best Balisong at the price point, you won’t be disappointed.
Great item
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Nolan L.
10-29-2018
My new everyday carry. Great balisong it literally glides when flipping and feels resilient.
Good
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April C.
10-19-2018
It came with defect on the blade. By that I mean the stonewash was skipped on part of it leaving it lighter. Ive had it for 6 months and so far it has a stripped screw so now my latch is stuck on. Also it causes alot of play and tap but it came with very little. The tip is broken and the blade has chips. But keep in mind i basicly made it a beater and i used a crappy torx driver. It flips great and holds up too. This makes a grate beater and u should buy it. Though a better idea would be to save a little more and get a replicant.
Great Flipper
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Steven K.
07-19-2018
I saw mixed reviews for this knife, but I think that for what you are spending, it is great. It improves all the problems that the 1.0 had. Great for rollovers and aerials. The tanto is gorgeous, too. I did have some issues with the latch, but they get solved by being broken in. If you can find one, you should get it.
stuck tlatch
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Jeremy T.
06-18-2018
Overall the knife flips amazingly and looks great however there is onething that ruins it for me and its the t latch it abruptly gets stuck in a spot forcing the knife to close abruptly which is really frustrating. another thing to keep in mind is the blade is fragile on teh tip but if you keep good care of it the tip will not be a problem
A balisong for the masses.
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George E.
02-20-2018
Rarely do you get the words 'affordable' and 'excellent quality' together to describe a balisong. It's usually either one or the other. It's close to an entry level price range but far from an entry level piece. Collect it, EDC it or flip it, you can't go wrong with the BRS Barebones 2.0
Buy this Bali!
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Jason W.
02-13-2018
Sharp as s#;+! Takes a beatin' pretty well. Handsome all to hell!!! Not a Tanto man but damn, that blade looks nice! Flips like a hooker on 2 for a dime day! USA MADE!
Grade A Flipper
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Jarrett S.
02-01-2018
This knife is unbeatable for the price. At $225 for a brand new balisong, there's not much that is going to top the functionality of the barebones 2.0. The weight distribution on this knife is nearly perfect, a big improvement from the V1. They also improved on the overall feel and smoothness of the knife by filing the nipple and rounding the edges of the handles. Worried about the knife being on washers? Don't be, this knife is very well constructed and has minimal play after a few weeks of flipping. The knife is slightly on the heavier side, but with the longer handles and the superb balance, the weight is nothing to worried about. These reviews speak for themselves folks, this is a great knife and the Tanto blade looks AMAZING!
Awesome flipper
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Lucas C.
01-19-2018
Even though this knife is a bit on the heavy side, you can't really tell since it's very well balanced. The 2.0 is a huge improvement over the 1.0 since it comes with a crowned speine and other fit and finish improvements.
Great balisong!
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john b.
01-19-2018
This knife is worth every cent. By far is my favorite to flip. Aside from a dogbite 3.1, this is the best quality knife you can get for $220.
Great Flipper
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Michael P.
01-16-2018
Best Flipper you can buy in the ~$200 Price range IMO. A lot of the issues I disliked with the original barebones are fixed. The nipple was filed down, the edge is beautifully crowned along the entire spine and the knife was lightened up...specs indicates only by 1/2 an ounce but feels like more than that in the hand. Blade is a lot thinner and narrower. Very evenly balanced. Never had a knife that fanned this easily.

I really didn't care much at all for the original barebones--would give it a 3/5. It was just too painful to flip and too tiring as well.Too many sharp edges and the spine wreaked havoc with my knuckles. It also was very blade heavy and was just too heavy for the thin and narrow handles. It liked to twist a lot between my fingers. The new version fixed almost all of the issues. Its not a high-end knife in terms of fit or finish but in terms of function there really isn't anything close to it in this price range.
Great all around
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Henry T.
01-08-2018
There's a reason BRS is so popular. This knife proves it! This is the perfect introductory balisong to the higher end market. Premium materials, zen pins, bounce latch, PERFECT balance, the list goes on and on! I would highly recommend the BRS Barebones 2.0