The classic Bear & Son balisong has been updated with Zen Pin construction for improved strength and durability. The sleek design offers an impressive look while adding additional tactile feedback while flipping. In the way of mid-range butterfly knives, this model is a great buy and it's made in the USA.
Bear and Son Butterfly Knives come in several colors, and are each built to be flipped in the United States.
One handle sticks even when oiled with the screw loose, the other handle has the slop of a $15 balisong. I watched the videos of cheaper B&S knives, but the build quality seems to be the same, even though this is ranked as a mid-tier knife. Carbon fiber scales are carbon fiber, and the blade is damascus as advertised. The scales are completely square and will remove skin from your fingers while fanning in any fashion. I'm not returning it for the sole purpose of reminding myself what not to do. Blade HQ would accept this for a refund I'm sure, but it is just so comically bad. Glad I at least got it on sale.