Squid Industries Squidtrainer V2 Butterfly Trainer Silver Al (4.5" Stonewashed)

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Squid Industries Squidtrainer V2 Butterfly Trainer Silver Al (4.5" Stonewashed)
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Item #BHQ-77003


  • Overall Length:10.00"
  • Blade Length:4.50"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:410
  • Blade Style:Trainer
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Dull
  • Handle Length:5.50"
  • Handle Width:1.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:4.58 oz.
  • Knife Type:Butterfly
  • Brand:Squid Industries
  • Model:Squidtrainer V2
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Recreation
  • Product Type:Knife


That was fast! These puppies went live at 10 a.m. and they sold out at 10 a.m. Hungry animals!

This Squidtrainer V2 model has a silver finished aluminum handle and a stonewashed trainer blade.

Squid Industries has created a butterfly trainer that is quickly taking the balisong community by storm. This is one of the smoothest flipping trainers we have ever handled and it is certain to exceed all expectations. Each Squidtrainer is hand assembled and tested to ensure the highest levels of quality. The well-balanced design, solid build, and smooth flipping action make this a must have for any bali fan.

  • Channel constructed 6061 T6511 aluminum handles are strong, lightweight, and subtly textured for a sure grip.
  • 410 Stainless steel blade heat treated and stonewashed for a tough and durable blade.
  • Phosphorus bronze washers provide ultra-smooth flipping action.

Customer Reviews

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Love to flip this thing
Ryan L.
It is light but balanced and it is my main flipper as it can take a beating. The texture makes gripping surprisingly good, as it doesnt fly out of my hand as much as a triton which has smooth Aluminum handles.
Best trainer for the price!
Henry T.
This trainer is probably the best for under $200. It feels, sounds, and flips great! Lucas Cao, the creator, really knows what he's doing. The little "bite side indicator" on the blade really helps remind you when you're on the wrong side. I only have 2 complaints about this product: 1) The knife can take a beating, and it's perfect for EDC, but the handles do dent fairly easily because they're aluminum. 2) This isn't really a complaint about the product, just on how easy it is to obtain. When you want to get a squid, they are almost impossible. I don't know how I got mine. The drops sell out almost instantly. If you're up to date and you know what your're doing, you should be able to snag one eventually. Happy Flipping!
Great trainer
Jonathan G.
I ordered from the first batch that was released. Cool to see Squid on BHQ.

Flips great right out of the box. I like the weight and the length. Price is great, too. I usually flip live, so I also like the bump at the base of the "live" edge - if I try to chap on that side, it's a little reminder. The blade has a subtle audible ring every now and then that I quite like. The other trainers I've flipped are CCCs and the BM 62T, which I don't like at all.

Watch your screws and do regular maintenance - I needed to reapply a threadlocker after about two weeks of pretty heavy flipping. Hasn't come loose again since. This shouldn't be new information to a flipper, but if you're just starting out, do yourself a favor and pick up some threadlocker, or check out Squid's site, I think he sells a maintenance kit too. Oh, on that note, check out Squid's Youtube channel, he posts some really good tutorials.

The only thing that took a second to get used to was how square the handles are. This isn't a complaint (the edges are rounded, so it's still quite comfortable), it just took me a minute with certain moves, like Choker fanning.

I carry mine around all over the place.