Bradley Kimura Butterfly Balisong Knife Green G-10 (3.9" Bead Blast)

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MSRP: $199.95
Our Price: $119.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length: 8.88"
  • Blade Length: 3.88"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.50"
  • Blade Width: 0.88"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.00"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.54"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: OD Green
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 6.07 oz.
  • Knife Type: Butterfly
  • Brand: Bradley
  • Model: Kimura
  • Model Number: BCC901
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry, Recreation
  • Product Type: Knife

Features:
  • Bead blasted spear point blade made from 154CM stainless steel.
  • OD green G-10 handle with black hardware.
  • Reversible latch lock that can be attached to either handle.

Description:

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!

If this design catches your eye, be sure to check out more of our Bradley Butterfly Knives.

Customer Reviews

Great Follow-Up to the Kimura V
Jacob S. on Sep 1, 2018

I have had a Bradley Kimura 5 for over 5 years now. Great knife to practice balisong tricks with. When I saw this new version, I had to get it! It adds some better grip with the G10 scales and maintains the nice spear point of the older kimura. Improved steel over the old version and maintains the same tight feel that you just don't get in other balisong brands like benchmade.

Undersold, overdelivered
Kieran R. on Sep 26, 2018

I love this knife! Granted it might be because it is my first live bladed bali, but that does not retract from the fact that it is a great flipper. it is extremely well balanced and just seems to know what I want it to do. I saw a lot of reviews for this knife explaining multiple things wrong with it, such as the pivot screws being different sizes (which can be a bit annoying but is overall not much of a problem.) but my main issue with this is that the "looseness" of the handles are different. I don't know if it is just because the bite handle is heavier because of the latch or if it's the screws, but the bite handle is way looser than the safe handle, no matter how much I loosen it,it is always the same. its not terribly tensioned but now that I know about it I wont be able to unsee it. The blade was extremely sharp out of the box, in fact I cut a chunk out of my pinky less than 15 minutes after getting it. but I'm not the hugest fan of the blade itself. I've had it for more than two weeks and am still paranoid that I'll drop it and ruin the tip. overall: great knife! would recommend for a person looking for their first live blade. few issues that will probably be fixed in the general run. (Edit) It has been a bit more than half a year since I bought this knife, and as I've gotten better at flipping, I've noticed some things about it. 1. It is quite heavy. this can be both good and bad. it's good because it carries momentum a lot better. its bad because that makes it a whole lot more unforgiving when it comes to mess-ups. 2. it is unusually easy to sharpen. that's about all I can say. i use it to break down boxes at work, then when I notice that it's not doing as well, i just run it through a little Smith's sharpener on coarse, and it works a treat. 3. no matter what I do, I cant seem to get rid of the play in the handles. No matter what I do, it always has a little. overall, great knife! would recommend for a new flipper.

Pretty good for $120
Joshua R. on Sep 11, 2018

Wanted to try a heavier flipper coming from a 51 morpho. Not really any QC issues besides tang pins being slightly off. A little stiff out of the box but loosened up nice and flips well. Will be keeping this knife.

Needs love
Steven K. on Sep 14, 2018

I feel that the people giving this below 3 stars didn't take the time to break it it. After flipping this knife for about a day, it worked beautifully. I have never handled any other kimuras, so I can't compare it to its predecessors. I have flipped other good and bad balisongs, so I can say that for what you pay for, it is not bad. Some people think that if a bali isn't the best, then it's the worst. But the new kimura is as good as you can get in that price range.

A good start
Jason H. on Apr 2, 2019

This is a smooth and solid knife. It did come with some dings on the edge but an easy fix. It’s a bit stiff and i hasn’t been able to loosen the pivot yet. Probably just needs some heat. (Bite handle is a bit stiffer than the safe.) however, all n all I love it. Be warned though, this baby is heavy duty and sharp!! When it bites ......it bites hard. Lol

Not bad for $120
Michael G. on Aug 31, 2018

My kimura had the following issues upon receipt: 1. a g10 scale not fully tightened down 2. uneven tang pins 3. super liberally applied loctite, some snuck in the washer area 4.One pivot screw is T8 the other is T10. I was able to fix everything except points 2 and 4 by myself. I mean mismatched pivot screw sizes is a ridiculous QC issue. It's a little tank though. It has some extra handle weight but it still flips alright. Makes for a great starter bali for flipping, or a beater. Or even a great EDC. Latch comes off alpha beast style with one screw. All that said I'm going to keep this one. Hopefully subsequent runs fix the issues noted above though. Time will tell on overall durability.

Best bang for your buck IMO
Matthew L. on Feb 27, 2019

Don't normally write reviews but thought I should because of all the negative ones. It's a damn good knife. Little stiff out of the box but gets better with use. Feels nice and chunky in the hand and sharp enough to cut right down to the soul. Probably a little heavy for some but I like it .

Pretty decent bali
John H. on Sep 1, 2018

This knife flips pretty well, there are a few draw backs though. Because this knife doesn't run on bushings or bearings, and it doesn't have zen pins, it is easy to pinch the blade. Also, the thickness of the blade plus the washers is way thicker than the barrel spacers, which makes it kinda stiff. Another weird thing is the fact that the pivot screw on the bite handle is t8, and the one on the safe handle is t10!? I do really like the feel of the handles though, and all the hardware is super solid. Overall, I like it and would recommend it. I did do a review of it on YouTube with a little more detail, here's the link if you'd like to know more about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFTiWry51DA&list=PLm-QSz0O0lZ5ay2r39JdVvKZTeY7emlNC&index=4&t=0s

Not Great
Jeff S. on Sep 6, 2018

Like others, mine has problems. Came with almost stripped screw on bite handle (pivot). Tang pins are not even, length differs from side to side which looks strange. Also came very tight, unable to flip easy yet screws are not snug and cannot adjust it properly. I do like the g10, knife came clean and blade is sharp. Overall kinda missed the mark here I might return.

A bit of a "kit" or project
Lynn K. on Nov 28, 2018

QC just doesn't seem to be there on these. Mine came in with the pivots so tight I had to pry the handles open to find the blade covered in oil. There are several blotches on the blade that have not come out after cleaning. Once I managed to get it apart, cleaned up, and re-assembled with fresh locktite for the pivot screws since they wouldn't hold any setting it seems to flip OK. Not great, but OK.

Not the Kimura You Remember
Colin G. on Sep 1, 2018

I jumped at the chance for a first production run for the return of the Kimura. There have been several reports of QC issues (misaligned tang pins, covered in oil, bad play). Mine personally was covered in oil and manufacturing debris, but nothing too glaring other than a stripped screw. It looks like a Kimura, its a bit heavy to feel like a Kimura, and I haven't yet been able to successfully break in the handles to test if it flips like a Kimura yet, but I did find one issue that might be a cause: **BUYER BE WARNED** - this run of Kimura's, while maintaining the Bradley Cutlery name, was manufactured by BearOps (Bear & Son, whatever you want to call it). This is not the Kimura you remember because its a Kimura design manufactured by Bear, which is known for shoddy manufacturing standards and producing subpar flippers. If I had known it was from Bear, I would not have bought. That being said, it is still largely a classic Kimura design. It may not be the gold standard we all remember, but its a decent piece, probably worth the money (for vanity more than anything), but I think I'll keep it. Do what you will.

Stripped Torx
Thomas E. on Sep 4, 2018

Had a slightly stripped torx head on the bite side pivot. Oil and debris spread about, off center tang pin and one of the handle fasteners was stripped into the hole as it is obviously crooked and not fully seated. Looks like one of the pivot washers is also deformed and appears to be preventing solid contact between handle and blade and could be a source for the slightly sloppy handle play. On the fence about returning it, probably still the best you can get for around $100.

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