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Benchmade 87 Ti Bali-Song Butterfly Knife Titanium (4.5" Satin)

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Benchmade 87 Ti Bali-Song Butterfly Knife Titanium (4.5" Satin)
MSRP: $605.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:87 Ti Bali-Song
  • Model Number:87
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:87 Ti Bali-Song
  • Model Number:87
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Benchmade 87 Ti Bali-Song is an exceptional butterfly knife built with single-piece, channel construction titanium handles! This premium design features thrust bearing washers, custom hardware, and a secure magnetic latch. It has a CPM-S30V stainless steel Wharncliffe style blade that adds a distinct look to its solid build. Multiple carry options are accommodated with the included gray nylon sheath.

Features:
  • CPM-S30V stainless steel offers excellent wear and corrosion resistance.
  • Single billet titanium handles provide heightened durability.
  • Thrust bearing washers provide a smooth flipping experience.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

its not worth the money
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Mohammed I.
11-26-2019
brs makes better flippers for cheaper.
Excellent Knife All Around
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Thomas C.
08-22-2019
The titanium billet handle has epic precision. The magnet latch is cool but I usually remove the latch, in this case, when the latch is taken out a gaping hole is left in the handle.. because of this I leave the latch in. Not a big deal as itís light and never gets in the way.

S30v steels is phenomenal for a balisong.I usually coat all my knives with Eezox but this is becoming less needed with super steels like S30V. On that note, S35VN may be more corrosion resistant but itís really not needed unless youíre in high corrosion environment (marine) and the toughness that you get from S30V makes it a fair trade off. Really canít go wrong with this class of steel.

No pocket clip (who cares) and despite popular belief I actually like the pouch it comes with. Actually use it less than I thought but itís nice enough.

Chaplins are really easy due to shape of the tang. Y2K and other flips/ariels are also ez due to the predictable 5.3 oz being perfectly balanced.

Wharncliff blade shape is epic awesome for a balisong.

The pivot screws can be tightened perfectly to make your knife a fast nimble flipper or a slow predictable tank (with a taped blade, wink wink). Either way this knive is highly recommend!

Price is up there but the competition in the $300-600 range is tough. Even if all the competition had knives in stock this one still compares well for the price.

Get one before theyíre no longer made.
Simply Amazing!!!
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CRAIG E.
07-22-2019
What can I say? This will be my last Bali-Song purchase. If you are on the fence about paying a premium price for a Bali-Song then worry not. This knife will exceed all your expectations. What a waist of a tremendous amount of money working my way up to this knife. Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A+++ work
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KIAN K.
07-20-2019
This is one of my most treasured possessions. It sounds amazing. It feels like Titanium velvet. The blade is gorgeous. Thank you for this offering!
5 star experience
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Benjamin L.
10-13-2018
Benchmade has outdone themselves with the 87. Anyone complaining about high-price needs to learn how to put their money into the right places. This Balisong is amazing and worth every penny in quality and enjoyment. Truly a top notch flipper.
Just buy it
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mike m.
10-08-2018
JUST BUY IT!!! PERIOD! I would buy another but my son is a freshman at Gonzaga this year. Love mine!!!
Most Quality Balisong Out There
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Palmer T.
08-11-2018
If you want the quick verdict because you are on the fence about it here it is. If you want something purely for flipping, get an Alpha Beast or a Rep. If you want a great EDC that you can dick around with, get a 51. If you want something truly special, get this.

I waited almost two years after its release to buy one. I could never see the knife justifying its price, but that changed when I took it out of the box. This is easily the most quality knife I have ever held. The thing feels like a tank, sounds awesome, and to me is the best looking knife on the market. I'm actually a bit scared to use it I now value it so much, I might get a second one to use a bit more, since I would like to pass this one on.

For flipping, its not really comparable to anything else. It's fast, the fastest thing I have ever flipped. The handles soar when you get going and they carry momentum effortlessly be cause of the thrust bearings. It's my personal favorite knife to flip, but it is scary for aerials.

As a knife, its a Benchmade. Came shaving sharp without any blade play at all. Again, use other knives over this because I love this knife too much and I want to preserve it.
Great for carry
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Elliott H.
01-05-2018
If you can carry this legally, itís awesome for a utility knife and for ďfidget spinningĒ or should I say fidget flipping.
Has nice balance, smooth action, and good steel.
My favorite balisong!
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Jesse L.
06-28-2017
This long is super high quality i really enjoy it. It is very easy to maneuver and well built. I liked it so much I bought 2 and also because the blade hq shipping rep informed me they were part of the first run and were not. And somehow manufactured after I received them. But I am happy the quality of balisongs never the less.
Awesome knife!!!
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Josh M.
06-17-2017
Great knife! Much larger than I expected, and crazy light weight, compared to my benchmade 62.

Opens super smooth and has a great fit and finish. I love the blade spine crowning.

The only thing that isn't perfect is the blade grind is a little uneven, but that's not unusual for benchmade knives.

Would definitely recommend :)
Good but overpriced
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robert M.
06-05-2017
Quick summary for those wanting to get to the point, itís a great knife, I have some nitpicks and I donít think the price point is where it should be but otherwise a lot of fun. If you want more than that read on.

Iíve been a fan of butterfly knives for a while, especially Benchmade brand. When I found out about the 87 I was really excited for a higher end knife and tried to get one on lineÖ.. and failed. Iíve been looking all year and had no luck until yesterday when I happened to see one at a gun store that was also a Benchmade dealer and snatched it up. One thing I didnít realize is that apparently only one, serialized, 400 piece run of the knives have been made so far. I have serial number 308,  which is why they are so hard to come by right now.

At first glance itís a big knife, not so much in length but in width. Itís a really wide knife in the handle and in the blade. With it locked open it looks like your holding a straight razor. My first nitpick is that the handle is kind of uncomfortably wide when the knife is open but the locking mechanism is not engaged. My second quibble is the lack of a pocket clip. I really like the clip on the Morpho, it was a good index point for my hand, and while you flipping masters out there may laugh at me, you are going to want to know where your fingers are with this thing because it is RAZOR sharp. I was able to use it to shave, not kidding. While the blade is both fantastic looking and in function the handles are kind of ugly, at least to me. They look like unfinished billet metal straight out of a CNC machine. That being said it feels indestructible, and the titanium handles provide a really nice grip. Also the locking mechanism is the best one I have ever seen on a butterfly knife.

Now for the big elephant in the room, the price. At a MSRP of 600$, I got it retail at 550$, is way too expensive for the value. With Benchmadeís military/police discount it comes down to 420$ which is closer but still high. What youíre getting for that money is the words ďTitaniumĒ and ďS30VĒ, keep in mind you can get the ďtitaniumĒ word, and the better(who really knows) word ďS35VĒ in the BRS Alpha Infinity for MSRP 430$. But if these are that important to you, go for it. The function of the knife isnít really any bit noticeably different then Benchmadeís cheaper butterfly knives, itís a bit better than the 62 but not quite as good as the 51. And while I donít know how much S30V is running these days the value of titanium is not this high, I could have bought a new Glock for the cost of this knife. Thankfully, I can afford toys like this without caring if its overpriced, but if you need to be a bit more discerning with your dollar, as much as I like it I would not recommend this knife.

P.S. The sheath that comes with it sucks
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patrick g.
06-04-2017
Maybe heavier than the average flipper likes, but I think weight is perfect. Handle on thick side. Tricks like murnix ladder take some adjustment/getting used to. But like former review that agree with all of said, feels overbuilt to be indestructible, like 6x series. Have one of first run of 400 too. But unable to avoid flipping to wait for another as easy one of favorites and own most major production Balis except 42. Worth $.
Unlike anything else
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Robert C.
05-27-2017
Received mine the other day and was excited. Great addition to my collection. It's not like anything else that has been made previously. Immediately out of the box you notice the size and weight. It's got a lot of substance. Upon close examination you can see the detail and effort put into the 87. It feels solid and and overbuilt, just what you would expect from a company like Benchmade. I will not be flipping this one as I got a numbered first production run, but will be looking to buy another one soon so that I can.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The Benchmade 87 Ti Bali-Song is an exceptional butterfly knife built with single-piece, channel construction titanium handles! This premium design features thrust bearing washers, custom hardware, and a secure magnetic latch. It has a CPM-S30V stainless steel Wharncliffe style blade that adds a distinct look to its solid build. Multiple carry options are accommodated with the included gray nylon sheath.

Features:
  • CPM-S30V stainless steel offers excellent wear and corrosion resistance.
  • Single billet titanium handles provide heightened durability.
  • Thrust bearing washers provide a smooth flipping experience.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:87 Ti Bali-Song
  • Model Number:87
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

its not worth the money
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Mohammed I.
11-26-2019
brs makes better flippers for cheaper.
Excellent Knife All Around
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Thomas C.
08-22-2019
The titanium billet handle has epic precision. The magnet latch is cool but I usually remove the latch, in this case, when the latch is taken out a gaping hole is left in the handle.. because of this I leave the latch in. Not a big deal as itís light and never gets in the way.

S30v steels is phenomenal for a balisong.I usually coat all my knives with Eezox but this is becoming less needed with super steels like S30V. On that note, S35VN may be more corrosion resistant but itís really not needed unless youíre in high corrosion environment (marine) and the toughness that you get from S30V makes it a fair trade off. Really canít go wrong with this class of steel.

No pocket clip (who cares) and despite popular belief I actually like the pouch it comes with. Actually use it less than I thought but itís nice enough.

Chaplins are really easy due to shape of the tang. Y2K and other flips/ariels are also ez due to the predictable 5.3 oz being perfectly balanced.

Wharncliff blade shape is epic awesome for a balisong.

The pivot screws can be tightened perfectly to make your knife a fast nimble flipper or a slow predictable tank (with a taped blade, wink wink). Either way this knive is highly recommend!

Price is up there but the competition in the $300-600 range is tough. Even if all the competition had knives in stock this one still compares well for the price.

Get one before theyíre no longer made.
Simply Amazing!!!
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CRAIG E.
07-22-2019
What can I say? This will be my last Bali-Song purchase. If you are on the fence about paying a premium price for a Bali-Song then worry not. This knife will exceed all your expectations. What a waist of a tremendous amount of money working my way up to this knife. Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A+++ work
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KIAN K.
07-20-2019
This is one of my most treasured possessions. It sounds amazing. It feels like Titanium velvet. The blade is gorgeous. Thank you for this offering!
5 star experience
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Benjamin L.
10-13-2018
Benchmade has outdone themselves with the 87. Anyone complaining about high-price needs to learn how to put their money into the right places. This Balisong is amazing and worth every penny in quality and enjoyment. Truly a top notch flipper.
Just buy it
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mike m.
10-08-2018
JUST BUY IT!!! PERIOD! I would buy another but my son is a freshman at Gonzaga this year. Love mine!!!
Most Quality Balisong Out There
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Palmer T.
08-11-2018
If you want the quick verdict because you are on the fence about it here it is. If you want something purely for flipping, get an Alpha Beast or a Rep. If you want a great EDC that you can dick around with, get a 51. If you want something truly special, get this.

I waited almost two years after its release to buy one. I could never see the knife justifying its price, but that changed when I took it out of the box. This is easily the most quality knife I have ever held. The thing feels like a tank, sounds awesome, and to me is the best looking knife on the market. I'm actually a bit scared to use it I now value it so much, I might get a second one to use a bit more, since I would like to pass this one on.

For flipping, its not really comparable to anything else. It's fast, the fastest thing I have ever flipped. The handles soar when you get going and they carry momentum effortlessly be cause of the thrust bearings. It's my personal favorite knife to flip, but it is scary for aerials.

As a knife, its a Benchmade. Came shaving sharp without any blade play at all. Again, use other knives over this because I love this knife too much and I want to preserve it.
Great for carry
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Elliott H.
01-05-2018
If you can carry this legally, itís awesome for a utility knife and for ďfidget spinningĒ or should I say fidget flipping.
Has nice balance, smooth action, and good steel.
My favorite balisong!
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Jesse L.
06-28-2017
This long is super high quality i really enjoy it. It is very easy to maneuver and well built. I liked it so much I bought 2 and also because the blade hq shipping rep informed me they were part of the first run and were not. And somehow manufactured after I received them. But I am happy the quality of balisongs never the less.
Awesome knife!!!
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Josh M.
06-17-2017
Great knife! Much larger than I expected, and crazy light weight, compared to my benchmade 62.

Opens super smooth and has a great fit and finish. I love the blade spine crowning.

The only thing that isn't perfect is the blade grind is a little uneven, but that's not unusual for benchmade knives.

Would definitely recommend :)
Good but overpriced
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robert M.
06-05-2017
Quick summary for those wanting to get to the point, itís a great knife, I have some nitpicks and I donít think the price point is where it should be but otherwise a lot of fun. If you want more than that read on.

Iíve been a fan of butterfly knives for a while, especially Benchmade brand. When I found out about the 87 I was really excited for a higher end knife and tried to get one on lineÖ.. and failed. Iíve been looking all year and had no luck until yesterday when I happened to see one at a gun store that was also a Benchmade dealer and snatched it up. One thing I didnít realize is that apparently only one, serialized, 400 piece run of the knives have been made so far. I have serial number 308,  which is why they are so hard to come by right now.

At first glance itís a big knife, not so much in length but in width. Itís a really wide knife in the handle and in the blade. With it locked open it looks like your holding a straight razor. My first nitpick is that the handle is kind of uncomfortably wide when the knife is open but the locking mechanism is not engaged. My second quibble is the lack of a pocket clip. I really like the clip on the Morpho, it was a good index point for my hand, and while you flipping masters out there may laugh at me, you are going to want to know where your fingers are with this thing because it is RAZOR sharp. I was able to use it to shave, not kidding. While the blade is both fantastic looking and in function the handles are kind of ugly, at least to me. They look like unfinished billet metal straight out of a CNC machine. That being said it feels indestructible, and the titanium handles provide a really nice grip. Also the locking mechanism is the best one I have ever seen on a butterfly knife.

Now for the big elephant in the room, the price. At a MSRP of 600$, I got it retail at 550$, is way too expensive for the value. With Benchmadeís military/police discount it comes down to 420$ which is closer but still high. What youíre getting for that money is the words ďTitaniumĒ and ďS30VĒ, keep in mind you can get the ďtitaniumĒ word, and the better(who really knows) word ďS35VĒ in the BRS Alpha Infinity for MSRP 430$. But if these are that important to you, go for it. The function of the knife isnít really any bit noticeably different then Benchmadeís cheaper butterfly knives, itís a bit better than the 62 but not quite as good as the 51. And while I donít know how much S30V is running these days the value of titanium is not this high, I could have bought a new Glock for the cost of this knife. Thankfully, I can afford toys like this without caring if its overpriced, but if you need to be a bit more discerning with your dollar, as much as I like it I would not recommend this knife.

P.S. The sheath that comes with it sucks
Dope
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patrick g.
06-04-2017
Maybe heavier than the average flipper likes, but I think weight is perfect. Handle on thick side. Tricks like murnix ladder take some adjustment/getting used to. But like former review that agree with all of said, feels overbuilt to be indestructible, like 6x series. Have one of first run of 400 too. But unable to avoid flipping to wait for another as easy one of favorites and own most major production Balis except 42. Worth $.
Unlike anything else
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Robert C.
05-27-2017
Received mine the other day and was excited. Great addition to my collection. It's not like anything else that has been made previously. Immediately out of the box you notice the size and weight. It's got a lot of substance. Upon close examination you can see the detail and effort put into the 87. It feels solid and and overbuilt, just what you would expect from a company like Benchmade. I will not be flipping this one as I got a numbered first production run, but will be looking to buy another one soon so that I can.
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