The Emerson Commander Tactical Balisong is built for tactical combat use, and is not ideal for the sport of flipping. Its recurve blade utilizes a thumb ramp that resembles the Emerson Wave, and has a lower protrusion that acts as a finger guard. Textured black G-10 handle scales and expertly placed jimping provide a secure grip in a variety of holds.Features:
Well, I read the reviews. One in particular mentioned that there might be a void in the market for a tactical ballisong. That intrigued me. If you enjoy the basics - opening, closings, wrist pass, etc.) you may also love this butterfly. It's not really made for the hard core flippers out there. Out of maybe (20) nice ballisongs, I find myself hanging on to this one in the evenings - I appreciate the tactile feel and shape of the design. For me, it competes with the BRS products I have (I love those as well). If you are just doing some basic moves this one will make you happy.
Way too overpriced. It looks great and is a sturdy knife but not an everyday flipper. The scales on it are more like sandpaper and are very grippy, almost too grippy. You're really paying more for the brand than you are for the quality. Pretty basic materials and pretty basic knife. Good for the collector in mind though.