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The 114A is another great looking Bear Butterfly knife. This knife features a tough silver vein (textured silver paint over a black base) epoxy coating over the zinc handles. The handles also feature a skeletonized design to reduce weight. The stainless steel tanto blade is finished with a matte bead-blast look and has a plain chisel ground edge. Single tang pin. These knives are pretty rugged and will hold up to some abuse PLUS they are made in the USA!
I am originally from Batangas,Philippines where balisong knife originated. I would say you cannot beat this balisong for it's price. Very sharp and well built. Kudos to the manufacturer for a job well done.
So, I realize this thing costs under $40, however, at that price I still expect a product unmarred and in good working condition. This thing came to me with multiple marks on the blade, spots where the coating or bead blast or whatever is on the blade are inconsistent... It looks like it was used for 6 months on the job by a carpenter. Furthermore, the thing is big and clunky, the handle rivets are loose and things wobble and shift. It's worth less than $10 in my opinion and I'm an engineer so I know a little bit about these things. Save your money! Two stars because it was reasonably sharp (but not very) and the box was in good enough condition that I can return it. Whew!