This 115 model sports white zinc handles and a black coated clip point blade.
The Bear & Son 115 butterfly knife is built with durable white epoxy coated zinc handles with a skeletonized design for reduced weight. It features a 440 stainless steel blade with a black coating. This is a solid mid-range butterfly knife, made right here in the USA.
I've never owned a balisong before, so I was looking into purchasing an inexpensive knife to test the waters. I can say that I'm satisfied with my knife. It's slightly heavier than I expected, but feels sturdy. The blade is sharp, definitely not a toy. It easily cut my finger when I messed up doing a trick. My only complaints are that the latch is a bit loose when the knife is closed, and the knife was stiff out of the box. It flips beautifully though! Really satisfied with this knife.
This knife is really nice for beginners who don’t want to spend too much but don’t want a piece of junk. I really enjoy flipping with it and it’s super smooth. my only problem Was it was a little stiff out of the box and it doesn’t have a spring latch, other than that it’s a great product 9/10
I bought this for my daughter and really wasnt expecting much. I have had several butterflys from really cheap to expensive. Its a great looking and feeling knife. Flips nicely and excellent quality. This was my first buy with Bladehq but wont be my last. Oh and the shipping was fast!
I got this knife as my second (first straight handled) and loved it right out of the box! It's smooth although needed a bit of lube right out of the box. My one biggesg issues like others was the latch which I had to grind off. Also, the blade was razor sharp as I learned that very quickly managing to cut myself on some harder tricks. Even with the small problems, this being cheap and great for what it costs, it is a five star product for me. If you are very serious about getting into butterfly knives I would recommend in investing in a bit more expensive one. Great for laid back flippers. Thanks bladehq for making it a quick delivery and providing me with a great blade!
The only problem I had was with the latch hitting the blade but other than that i have not had any problems with flipping it.
**Major update after a week of having my knife: There is a large crack starting from the indent in the blade around the tang to the other side. The blade hasn't split but I don't feel safe using a cracked blade. This could have been unlucky for me or I just stressed the blade a bit too much, so take this with a grain of salt. ** This is my first butterfly (balisong) knife and I am in no way experienced or an expert in balisongs (I know how to flip it open and flip it closed) so I am just gonna give my broad review. What I love: The blade, it is sharp, has a nice finish and texture to it, it is a decent possibly even high quality blade. What I am mixed about: The handle, it has a weird paint and texture, mine was a bit dirty in the two channels where the blade fits and at the place where the blade rivets there are 4 points that got scratched up when opening the blade. What I hate : The latch, it is a large chucky piece of metal that likes to get in my way and prevent me from closing my knife. To put the latch in you need to sqeeze the knife. I will most likely try to remove it so I don't have to bother with bumping into or it biting my hand. Not really experienced: The rivets and flipping action, it seems good to me, better than trying to close or open rusted pliers. I give it around a 3.5 (not a 4 because I am still iffy with the handles), for a $70 (I got it on sale for $45) it seems like a good value knife.
I would not recommend this knife for flipping, it’s a good EDC knife but I would turn the other way if you’re looking for tricks. After a couple of weeks, the prong started chipping into the handles and the handles actually started to crack.
Handle rivits are loose fitting already (never dropped) so handles are floppy. latch does get in the way all of the time. Guess I'll have to spend more to get what I really wanted. The blade collects pocket lint XD It came really sharp and got it personalized which is a good option. But is also why it took longer to show up in the mail.
From what I had read, I thought this would be a great Bali-song. But after flipping it for about a week, I soon realized that its not very good. Pros: - Very sharp out of box -Surprisingly, for zinc handles, It is very sturdy Cons: -Improperly weighted and crooked - The peened rivets are very weak -Latch is almost every time hitting the blade when I go for finishing a trick. I had to hack-saw it off to even flip it somewhat Not horrible but by no means a good bali-song. It is so improperly weighted that even as an experienced flipper, I have managed to cut myself 12 times in the past 4 days. Razor sharp and almost impossible to get a clean flip is a bad combination. This by no means is meant to tarnish BladeHqs' reputation. I have to say, I have never experienced such fast and cheap shipping. I paid an extra 6 dollars or something and it said "4 to 6 days to ship" and it arrived at my home which is in Ohio in 2 and a half days. High quality company I must say. I follow their Youtube channel as well and it is great.