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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Best butterfly knife I've used so far. Holds up to flipping and real use alike, is easy to maintain, holds a good edge. Lube it and maybe adjust the screws when you get it and it'll work very well for a long time.
Out of box, this knife needs some flipping to break in the washers and lubricant on the handles. Once this thing has its few days of breaking in, it flips and swings smoother than balisongs with bearings, like the Kershaw Lucha. Its smaller size also makes for easier quick flips that don't feel sluggish or heavy due to its weight. One downside would be its ability to resist tap and play over time. About a month after owning this bali, parts of the spine and blade were hitting the handles and it was obvious where they hit due to marks left on the steel. I've owned this balisong for about 8 months now and the tap and play haven't gotten worse since. Overall, I didn't expect this knife to be perfect, and no one should have that high of expectations. When you only pay $120 for a balisong, this is about as good as it's going to get, let's be real. You get what you pay for and then some. I've been carrying this around as an EDC at work, whenever I need to open packages, cut loose strings or tags, everything. VERY SHARP might I add, second sharpest balisong behind the Lucha. Whole-heartedly recommend this knife as a beginner balisong or just a flashy EDC to have.
I own the old version of this knife and I had it for about 10 years without any problems, then I got the new version and it's a total downgrade. The pivot screws come lose every time I open it. I opened it and the pin that keeps the blade straight popped out. You would probably be better off getting a cheap Chinese knife.