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, the newest Kershaw butterfly knife offering! 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!
Take your Kershaw Lucha balisong to the next level with custom handles and bearings from Flytanium. They add a premium touch to the already excellent balisong.
The middle of the pivots should be lubed when preforming maintenance. Can be easy to strip screws, make sure to have the EXACT screw type and sizes. Use thread locker to prevent screws from working themselves out. Definitely on the heaver side but feels great in my opinion. It is strong and looks great too.
I am new to flipping and this feels super good in my hands. it flips and feels great. I recommend this. some screws came loose and fell out but i was sent 25 dollars for new screws and bearings etc. it still flips good!
This is a very high quality trainer. I’ve had a few through the years but this one is my favorites thus far. I might have to buy a few more in case they’re discontinued.
This is my third FLYTANIUM conversion. I should have done this one first. Because I bought this one first. It taught me how to flip a Bali. I’m recovering from major surgery. And cannot pump iron etc. So I bought this to exercise. Works my hand, wrist, and arm. As well as give me some coordination. If you change out the scales. You should also change out the bearings. What a difference. So smooth and predictable. My trainer now flips like a hot rodded Lucha. . I like to tinker. So the conversion is a natural for me. I also added a titanium pocket clip from TRM. Want a real challenge? I’m right handed. Try flipping it left handed. After a month of trying I can now flip a live blade Lucha with my left hand. I hope this helps. Jef C.
This is a great practice balisong trainer. Best at least I've seen with real quality put into it. No quality handles backed up by "cheaply made" screws, bolts or spacers-however you want to call them. A "flipper?" Well, it can be but this is reality-balisong flipping is one thing and combat is the other-A perfect pair up with the "lucha balisong." Just a matter of getting used to with good old fashioned practice. I wont break your wallet. Strong sturdy and a reasonable price as it should be! Good Job Kershaw! At long last, the perfect pair up of lucha with the "actual standardized length" which is I say "about time!!"
Edit: Now that it's broken in it is much better. It seems that some coating or metal flake was jamming up the bearings. It's good now. Still heavier but it's not so bad that it is smooth now. It doesn't compare to the live blade Lucha. It feels heavier and the balance seems off. Also, the trainer blade makes a grinding sound/feel. I've swapped my live blade Lucha pivots and bearings over to it and it still is grinding. I've tried ceramic bearings and titanium pivots and it still grinds. The live blade just feels much better. I would have just bought a different trainer had I known. It's not bad but it is definitely not great. I still love the Lucha, just not the trainer.
I bought this as my first trainer and it deterred me from getting better. The tang pinches the crap out of you if you flip too far inside the handles. It's incredibly frustrating and punishing as a product that's built to allow you to train freely. After a while I got better at controlling it while flipping, but the occasional bite here and there is enough to send me back to the drawing board to find something else instead. I'd recommend looking for something else if you are new to flipping or if this is going to be your first trainer balisong