The Blade HQ Exclusive Nieves Balisong has been upgraded with new torx hardware and extremely high tolerances for peak performance!
This Nieves model is outfitted with a titanium handle and a stonewash finished spanto blade.
If you've ever dreamed of owning a balisong knife with the flawless USA made construction of a Hinderer folding knife, you're dreams are about to come true. Pronounced nee YEH ves, the Hinderer Nieves is a rock solid butterfly knife built with Rick Hinderer's trademark style and undeniable fit and finish. It's name was inspired by Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known female Philippine Guerrilla leader who aided U.S. troops and revolutionary forces during World War II. The Nieves Balisong was created to embody her indomitable spirit and proficient knife skills.Features:
This knife is typical of all Hinderer knives in that it is well built out of great material. Flawless in machining and assembly. I did find that the 5.2 OZ weight is the exact same as the BRS Alpha Beast and HOM Specter Elite and priced in the middle of both. Rick also provided four slots for attaching a pocket clip covered by typical Hinderer covers. Very nice touch. IRon (Thanks BladeHQ )
What a sweet balisong. Every surface of this knife has a mild polish so not a single bit of the handles has a sharp or uncomfortable edge on it. It has a wonderful smooth feel to it. The balance is extremely similar to an Alpha Beast, with a little more blade bias (but still rear bias overall). Overall fit and finish is great and the blade came nice and sharp. My only gripes would be the use of atypical hardware (hex instead of torx) and the latch. The latch is a very basic t-latch style that I would recommend replacing with a paracord latch. All in all, I highly recommend this balisong. An excellent, comfortable flipper that makes for a great EDC with a well rounded blade profile, S35vn, and option for a pocket clip. Nice job Hinderer.