Kershaw is known for its fast and smooth operating folders, but for the first time ever, they have taken all they know about knives and applied that knowledge to a balisong. Introducing the Lucha! It features stainless steel handles with internal stop pins and a latch lock. The blade is Sandvik 14C28N steel and runs on KVT ball-bearing pivots, providing buttery smooth movement and eliminating blade play. The Lucha is taking the knife community by a storm!
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So yeah uh, the blade is fantastic as everyone says that's a true part of it. the action is smooth and with minimal play in the handles. Construction is great and the weight is something that's a little on the high side but can be learned and adjusted to. Absolutely would've given a 4 or 5 star if not for a bit of disappointment in the details. the description claims the handles are *anodized* and bead-blasted. Instead, the handles are covered in a matte orange-red paint or powder coating. the metal's sturdy, but it's still disappointing to see it after being promised something else. not to mention the coating is chipped in places right out the box, which is what also proved to me it was a paint-like coating and not anodizing.
The blade is amazing and looks amazing as well sharp as all Kershaw blades but the handles are the issue. The red texture makes it so much more grippy which is good but it pulls on the skin when doing some tricks and it chips off way too easily five minutes into using it the color of the safe handle started to chip off and that’s Gerry disappointing for me and many other people that have this product