While we are on the subject of Bali's


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CDR_Glock
August 21, 2010, 09:45 PM
Since we are so engrossed on the subject of Balisongs, and I have been drawn in myself. What are the best knives in workmanship, action and construction?

I have seen the likes of the Spyderco Spyderfly , BM 46 Limited, and Microtech Tachyon.

Aside from what is hot, where are these attainable? Who are the best Internet dealers? Thanks!

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jahwarrior
August 21, 2010, 10:12 PM
you're out of luck, on all counts; al those models have been discontinued. you can still find them, but you're going to pay a lot more than they're worth, compared to what they retailed for.

right now, if you want a quality balisong, you can get a Bradley Kimura, a Benchmade Model 51 or 32, or even a MTech Twist.

Gunfighter123
August 22, 2010, 02:49 AM
Some of the best are custom balis from about a dozen one man makers.
In no particual order;

Terry Guinn
Jerry Hom - Basilisk
Robbie Dalton
Ralph Turnbull
Larry Davidson
Darrel Ralph
Mau. Dobruski

And at least 10 more makes.

nevermas
August 22, 2010, 06:20 AM
don't forget jody samson

zignal_zero
August 22, 2010, 11:14 AM
i had both the BM42 and the Kimura, at the same time (other balis too). i sold the BM42. i loved that knife, and have other BM's that are also excellent, but i really believe the price to quality ratio favors the Kimura. you just seem to get more for your money with that one.

Nevermas - you do know Jody Samson died, right?

Gunfighter123
August 22, 2010, 12:21 PM
The Bradley kimura series is the BEST modern made $100 bali there is and it's made in the USA !!!

While I still think the Mtech Twist is THE Best Buy for around $25 ----- the Kimura's are a big step up from them.

I own 3 Kimuras and 3 Mtech Twists ---- while I doubt I will buy anymore Twists , I can't say that about the Kimuras !!!

CDR_Glock
August 22, 2010, 12:33 PM
What stores do you recommend to get Bali's? Are there announcements when new ones get released?

I heard BM was dropping out of the market.

nevermas
August 23, 2010, 10:17 AM
zignal, yah, i know, he passed away a while back, but still worth noting to tell people that jody's work back at pacific cutlery was awesome

zignal_zero
August 23, 2010, 05:22 PM
Nevermas - that's a fact, the world of cutlery lost alot with that man :(

nevermas
August 24, 2010, 09:18 AM
What stores do you recommend to get Bali's? Are there announcements when new ones get released?

I heard BM was dropping out of the market.
what stores? eh, you can find a great selection on bladehq.com and then shop around for prices.

As far as I know, Benchmade is not discontinueing their balisong line, afterall, this is their roots. I work with a knife distributor, and we were only given a few 51's for retail because of high demand and low supply

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4922787639_7dde0f5b8e_b.jpg

CDR_Glock
November 5, 2010, 05:53 PM
I went from zero to 30 in a short period.

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890b6f-6e74-a23c.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890b6f-6e8a-e5c4.jpg

http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890b6f-6ea4-ff52.jpg

Funny how much I learned in a short time.

CDR_Glock
April 30, 2011, 09:05 AM
what stores? eh, you can find a great selection on bladehq.com and then shop around for prices.

As far as I know, Benchmade is not discontinueing their balisong line, afterall, this is their roots. I work with a knife distributor, and we were only given a few 51's for retail because of high demand and low supply

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4922787639_7dde0f5b8e_b.jpg

Do you ever get Gold Box versions of the Benchmade Balis?

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