The Bear & Son butterfly knife has a 440 stainless steel clip point blade that has a keen edge capable of serious damage. The skeletonized handles are made of zinc with that bright pink powder coating on them. Don't let the color fool you - this knife is crazy sharp and flips like a gymnast. It's lightweight and fun to flip (we recommend some training videos and maybe taping the edge of the blade before diving into this). It includes a tail lock for holding the knife open (in case you want to use it for opening boxes or something practical like that), and to lock it closed so there isn't any accidental slicing when you don't want it.
Great Knife! Bought it as my girlfriends first balisong and it looks and feels amazing. Definitely worth the price! The zinc handles are very smooth. The only complaint I have is that the box it came in was in bad shape. I collect knives so I like to have the box looking good, but this box was dented and it looked opened. She didn't mind too much since she threw the box away but I would be cautious if you are a collector.
After owning for about a month I snapped the latch off with pliers, and now it has better balance and puts more focus on the deeper clacks this knife produces. I also heat treated the blade with a blowtorch to make it have a blue/purple look. Absolutely great starter knife since all you have to do is clean and oil it to upkeep. The handles are slippery, but the slight texture makes it not a huge deal. Fanning with this knife is pretty easy after you get used to it. I've also noticed that it's so smooth on your fingers when doing chaplains and different finger rolls. For me the knife came relatively dull, which I prefer since I'm newer to flipping. I usually flip this knife indoors, and even then some of the paint has chipped on the bottom of the handles exposing the zinc below. However, that's normal with balis, so I really cannot complain due to the price being so low. If you're a newer flipper this may be the knife for you. My main advice would be to only do tricks with this bali that you have practiced on a trainer and are comfortable with to reduce cuts. Happy flipping. c:
Its great for the price however like most cheaper bali's the latch will not stay close. flips pretty smoothly. Dull out of box but quick to sharpen.
I had a butterfly knife when I was 12, Loved it. finally decided to buy another one now I am in my 30's and placed the order for this knife. it came in the mail fairly quickly and And after 4 days of owning it, the zinc handle kind of chipped around where the little stopper on the blade is in between both handles. I would get a metal handled one and not a zinc handled. I feel like this knife will break soon and I will have to buy another.