Szabofly Review


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Gunfighter123
September 4, 2010, 11:22 PM
Hiya all or Hi ya'all {south of the Masion/Dixon} :neener:
I've had my Szabofly around a week and it was time to post MY thoughts on this Bali --- to each their own.

It was designed by Laci Szabo , who makes/designes some of the most wicked fighting blades on the planet. He was in the French SFs and is a well known Martial Artist as well.

While the Szabofly is at first look , kinda goofy looking , it is a TRUE Fighting Bali.

In pic 1 --- you will see a large "hump" on the tang , with the bali closed , this protrusion is very usefull for "prying" or impacting bone or close to the surface nerves etc.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/Bladed%20%20Weapons/DSC03955.jpg

In pic 2 , you can see it is a very slim bali compared to a BM -- this makes it easy to carry in your pocket and keeps the weight down which makes it fast in the hand.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/Bladed%20%20Weapons/DSC03952.jpg

In pic 3 , you see how it looks in the "foil or sabre" grip --- Mr. Szabo has made the grip shape where it really "locks" into your hand while gripped this way. IMHO , when held like this -- it would be VERY hard to have the knife dislodged and almost impossable for your hand to slide down onto the blade during a hard thrust or slash.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/Bladed%20%20Weapons/DSC03953.jpg

In pic 4 , you can see the knife held in the "dagger/ice pick" grip -- it is as secure and comfortable as almost any knife I've ever used in Pikal/ Arnis / Eskrima and again , with a hard slash or power thrust -- your hand will stay on the grip and should not slip off.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/Bladed%20%20Weapons/DSC03954.jpg

In pic 5 , you can see the usefullness of the "goofy" large curve on the back of the blade --- in the pic , I am "trapping" the arm and you can see that a quick thrust to the chest would follow next. The "curve" is also usefull for a "pass" where you redirect a incomeing arm/hand or weapon.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/Bladed%20%20Weapons/DSC03951.jpg

By now , you should be able to tell --- I LIKE THIS BALI as a pure fighter It is thin , fast , balanced , great point , sharp as Hell and usefull closed as well.

What don't I like about it ?? Well , AT FIRST -- it feels "assbackwards" as far as how you hold it to open --- it DOES NOT lock with the latch when opened -- and it is a bit harder to do a "dagger drop" {my #1 fast deployment method } .

As some may know -- I've carried a Bali for EDC for over 20 years , BUT in reality , I DON'T consider myself as a "flipper" like Loosey , Zoid , and some of these other Young Guns.

BUT , I DO KNOW a good FIGHTING bali when I see/handle one and this is A FIGHTER !! Do a search on youtube , you will see some IMPRESSIVE demos of the Szabofly being "flipped".

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conw
September 4, 2010, 11:30 PM
Cool knife. By the way, using a knife against someone period, whether it's being used for striking/nerve/pressure point techniques closed, or whether it's being used as a knife to maim and kill, was considered deadly force in a couple of scenarios I read about. So remember that if you ever think about hitting someone with a closed knife.

CDR_Glock
September 5, 2010, 12:43 AM
Knice Review, Brother!

My Szabofly VG10 is on it's way to me.

CDR_Glock
September 7, 2010, 08:51 PM
Wow! This is a fast and smooth knife. Don't think I will do aerials but this would be a great EDC. This blade is wicked!

Gunfighter123
September 7, 2010, 09:20 PM
CDR ---- congrats on your new Szabo and in VG10 :what:

I am ALWAYS happy to help a buddy spend their money :neener:

CDR_Glock
September 7, 2010, 11:11 PM
Is there something about the VG10 that I need to know about? Is there something special about it or something?

I was just curious.

Gunfighter123
September 8, 2010, 10:17 AM
CDR ---- pm sent about vg10 szabo.

hso
September 8, 2010, 10:22 AM
Is there something special about it or something?

Good steel, good abrasion resistance/edge retention, resists corrosion

CDR_Glock
September 8, 2010, 07:26 PM
Good steel, good abrasion resistance/edge retention, resists corrosion

It's very nice and smooth.

It love the shape. It's a fighting knife.

Although, I have just received this in the mail. It was too long to take a pic on the iPhone. It has a 9 inch San Mai blade. It is bada$$!

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