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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Item #BHQ-33574


  • 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


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.

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

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Great Flipper
Steven K.
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
Jeremy T.
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.
George E.
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!
Jason W.
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
Jarrett S.
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
Lucas C.
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!
john b.
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
Michael P.
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
Henry T.
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