Schrade USA Manilla Folder Butterfly Knife (4.1" Satin D2) SCMF

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MSRP: $133.95
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  • Overall Length:9.00"
  • Blade Length:4.125"
  • Cutting Edge:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.18"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Bayonet
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.62"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:7.85 oz.
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Schrade
  • Model:Manilla Folder
  • Model Number:SCMF
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Recreation
  • Product Type:Knife


Schrade is diving into the balisong game with an impressive USA made butterfly knife christened as the Manilla Folder. It offers a throwback design based on the legendary 1980's Taylor Manila Folder. A true icon in Balisong/Butterfly Knife history. This flipper friendly design is not messing around with channel constructed stainless steel handles and a tough blade made from D2 tool steel. The handles are skeletonized to reduce weight, and come outfitted with a steel latch for securing in the open or closed position. Stainless steel pin construction finishes off the time-proven design.


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really good knife worth the buy
Steven H.
It's a little bit on the heavy side I have been flipping it for 2 days now and I have cut myself a couple of times I am getting use to it and it flips really good if you are experiened with the manila style it is good for flipping and if you are looking for your first butterfly knife or balisong this knife is not for you it is shaving sharp on both sides it is worth the buy I will be carrying this knife
Good Collector's Item, Bad Flipper
Brandon C.
It IS a bad flipper, but that's not this knife's intended purpose. It's really great if you're looking for something to put on display, but as for flipping, it's probably the worst choice except for those $5 Chinese trainers. It's extremely heavy, uses pins instead of screws, has an ungodly amount of handle play and the extra edge on the spine of the blade is annoying to say the least. Some other drawbacks are the fact that it just has a cheap T-latch and the pins aren't concealed like in the original design. The sharpness of the blade out of the box resembled a worn-out steak knife.

The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because I dropped it from about 3ft off the ground and the bite handle broke in two, despite being made out of solid steel.

It's meant to be a showpiece, and in that department, this knife does it's job.
Christian C.
Wow, first Manilla Folder butterfly knife ever. Heavy and built like a tank, I love it.
Good knife
Brandon T.
Solid knife right out of the box. Good collector or a flipper but it is on the heavy side. Beginners beware of the double edge blade this knife has lol it will cut you to chunks. Blade is like a razor. Good quality knife.
Good old days
Donald H.
Got it a couple of days ago. Just like the ones back in the 80's when I got my first brass handled one​ from an army surplus store. Handle latch is a little too tight, but that will change in time. Love the balance and if you liked the clatter of the old school knife your gonna love this thing. Comfortable for me moving up or down the handle very happy with the purchase, seriously a good buy for the money, not near the blade play as the old ones, definitely delivers a decent cut to the fingers on every mistake. Love it.
Old School Butterfly
michael s.
I grew up flipping these in the 80's. Nice and heavy, latch takes some getting used to. Totally recommend, love the D2. Pay attention and you will keep your fingers in factory condition, mess up and you will bleed.
Heavy & badass
Edward T.
This balisong feels and looks like how a true bali should. it's very heavy and I love that about it. I know I'll be looking to keep this knife for the rest of my life after only having it for a couple of hours. I've been flipping it for the past 2-3 hours from this review and I already cut myself a couple times because getting use to how heavy it is will take some time, which is great haha!

If you're a butterfly knife collector and/or an experienced flipper - buy this knife. If you're looking to buy your first butterfly and learn how to flip - I'd honestly stay away and buy a cheap bear and son so that you can learn how to flip with a lighter more forgiving knife.
Awesome Homage..
Raphael M.
This knife is an homage to the 80's bali. It's heavy, it's rough, and it's loose but it feels classic. If you're looking for a cheap flipper, this is not it. It's not refined like a 51 or balanced like an AB.

The blade is rough with grind marks everywhere and the pins are not particularly well done. It's definitely not for EDC. Its heavy, loud and sloppy, just like they used to be.
True to the original
David A.
Don't know how many of you are old enough to remember the original Manila folder, but this one is about as true a copy as you'll get.

The blade grinds are slightly cleaner on the original, but the handles are a vast improvement.

The originals came with either brass or alloy handles, which wore rapidly. Once the blade pin put enough of an indentation into the handles, fit became very sloppy. The new harder stainless handles should slow this down considerably.

The original also has the non gated Manila style latch- this is a true replica. Feels just like the original did 30 years ago in the hand.

The false edge isn't cutting sharp on mine, easy to fix if it bothers you. The originals were fully sharpened as I recall (And as many cut fingers would remember!).

Just remember to hold the latch handle or you may get cut :D

BTW- it's not that heavy compared to the original- the most common version had brass handles, which made these stainless ones feel light, even lively in the hand :)
One Heavy Mother!!!
Doug B.
It weighs like a tank. I'm fond of the look and finish. Mine was crafted fine. I prefer adjustable pin's on the blade and latch. This is Old School 1980's, when these were the talk of the town. I snapped one up before they get hard to find. I would purchase a brass one as soon as it's available. Difficult to do tricks and manipulations due to the wait and the latch. The back of the blade is sharp on mine, so watch out moving up on the handles. HAPPY. Keep the models coming!
Good buy. Good nostalgic piece as well.
George E.
This knife has a lot going for it for a 90 dollar balisong. Weehawk and D2 steel blade and heavy, solid one-piece milled handles. It does have it's flaws such as excessive blade play, pinned construction, no-latch gate, heavy weight and, to some, the Manilla latch configuration will take some getting used to. For flippers it may not be such a good choice. For edc, it's pretty durable enough. It won't be falling apart anytime soon. For collectors, sure, it's a nostalgic piece reminiscent of all those good quality imported balisongs of the 80's. Don't expect too much if you're thinking about buying and you will probably get more than you expected :) Worth the buy. Be aware that the quality may be up or down. I've received one really crappy one but have also received a pretty well made one as well.
Worth the buy
Kevin S.
I barely got the blade in the mail to and after flipping it though out the day I found the pros and cons.

Pros: stainless steel handles,
The D2 steel is scary sharp, The construction of the handles is amazing
Quality materials for 90$
Awesome for rollovers

Cons: Heavy as hell
The latch hits the back of the sharpen sedge if get in channel of handles
Need time to get use to manilla style
Bad for rebounds

But overall it's a hell of a blade and worth the cash it's a bit thick but time and hand memory will take care of that.