The Bradley Kimura butterfly knife is great for recreational use. It features textured G-10 handle scales over stainless steel liners that provide a comfortable weight while flipping. If you're a knife fanatic, and enjoy doing knife tricks, this is a great option for you!
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This knife is well worth the money and it’s amazing! The flipping action is smoothe and it’s weighted perfectly for me at least, I love it and want to buy another one! And BladeHQ did a fantastic job as always with fast shipping
This is my first Bali and I couldn't be happier! I watched a lot of videos looking for reviews by bladehq and other sources, fom ametures to professional flippers many agreed that this was the perfect place to start.. I couldn't agree more! Smooth action, Sleek good in hand, lots of traction, plenty of real estate to maneuver and learn even for a guy like me who has huge hands, I'm 6'5. I'll definitely be buying a few more balis of all shapes and sizes. I'm hooked. There to fun and that's what I wanted a knife I can truly play with.
This was my first live blade balisong so I went cheap(er). I would definitely say it is a good bali. A little heavy compared to others but if you don’t mind removing the G10s it fixes that small issue. The blade itself is pretty durable (and stays sharp!) I use it to cut simple things. It does loosen so you should definitely loctite it. Other than that, you definitely get what you pay for.
I didn't have any of the quality control problems many other people seem to have. My knife came ahead of schedule and I haven't had a single issue. It is a little on the heavier side, especially when it comes to flipping, but the quality for the price is great!
Only con I have so far is it is a VERY heavy knife to flip. Other than that, it comes razor sharp and very smooth to flip. To those that are having issues, there may be quality control issues at hand here. But, BHQ is very good about returns if you do get a lemon. For the price though, this knife is certainly worth looking into. Especially as an EDC.
Received the knife very fast as always with BladeHQ. The knife itself feels good, especially considering the price. Slightly heavy, not great for flipping overall, but again for the price it's great. But quality control is pretty bad (also seeing other reviews). I'll elaborate on my issue. I didn't buy it for flipping (I have some better balis for that), I want to make a clip for it and use it as an EDC, since blade length in my state is limited to 4" here and there's barely any balis that are under 4". Also I prefer EDC to be under $200 so that losing it won't be a big deal. One issue I have is one of the handles is too tight, so I decided to loosen the screw as you do, but I stripped the screw within a minute (I didn't use a power tool either). I guess screw is weaker than Loctite. When I tried to adjust Benchmade 51 I couldn't move the screw because of Loctite no matter how hard I tried (might have even used a power tool to try and loosen it), but the screw didn't strip. I finally was able to loosen it with a heat gun. Also had to adjust a Maxace Gauss, but it wasn't even Loctited, so had no issues. Other balis I have are: BRS Replicant CF, BRS Barebones trainer, HOM Basilisk Elite. All of them came perfectly adjusted, no handle play. My point is: I understand quality control costs money and this is a budget balisong, and having perfect handle adjustment requires time and manpower, which raises the cost. So to keep the cost down why not have it not Loctited at all? For bonus points you could include a small torx tool with a small tube of Loctite, that would have been much better while keeping the costs down.
The price is alright. The blade is flippable but it takes a bit of time to get used to. It's not that smooth when you flip because the weight distribution is out of whack. The Morpho benchmade is a far better flipper because of the balance imo but you pay a little more. The kimura blade is more sturdier though and would be better as an outside and EDC use bali. Not a good flipper though so don't buy as a flipper.
Good design with poor quality control. Major handle play. Unsolvable without modification. The sex bolts max out before the handles are even remotely tight. Blade grind was noticeably uneven. Latch is shoddily machined. It's an alright knife if you modify it to work properly - which you should not have to in the first place. Wait for a quality collaborator.
upon unboxing this knife to my disappointment there were many QC issues first off the knife was dirty straight out of the box as well as it was dripping with oil. Blade rub and handle movement was terrible, probably due to too much locktite on the screws. Handles just do not swing. Fit and finish over all was very sub-par. I will be sending this back.
Received my black g10 kimura from bladehq very quickly but was ultimately disappointed with the knife.The good news is the knife looks and feels great. The bad news is that there is a lot of handle play that couldn't be adjusted out no matter how tight you make it and both tang pins are very noticeably off center. The knife has a lot of potential but I think my kimura was a friday build. I plan on returning with hope that Bradley gets the first production hickups worked out down the road. Hope this helps somebody on the fence. 8/30/18
Decent knife all around for the price, but... The blade screw was stripped out of the box and was very tight so flipping is impossible. Very poor quality control.