Benchmade 87 Ti Balisong Butterfly 4.5" CPM-S30V Wharncliffe Blade, Titanium Handles, Magnetic Latch


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BM87: 87 Ti Balisong
The past inspires the future, and while it all started in 1987, nothing about this billet titanium Balisong is old school. This model features a 4.5" Wharncliffe blade made from premium CPM-S30V stainless steel. The handle is made from a single piece of billet titanium and then sandblasted for a gorgeous finish.
  • Balisong
  • Wharncliffe blade
  • CPM-S30V stainless steel (58-60HRC)
  • Sandblasted, single piece billet titanium handle
  • Gray nylon sheath with multiple carry options
  • Thrust bearing washers, custom hardware, and magentic latch
  • Blade Length: 4.5" (11.43 cm)
  • Closed Length: 5.5" (13.97 cm)
  • Overall Length: 10" (25.4 cm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.124" (3.15 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46" (11.684 mm)
  • Locking Mechanism: Magnetic Latch
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Sheath Weight: 0.66 oz. (18.71 g)
  • Weight: 5.37 oz. (152.24 g)
  • Made in the USA
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Annapolis, Md
May 29, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Best Bali-Song
This puts Benchmade back at the top of the butterfly knife game. Great for flippers, and the blade, man, the BLADE!!
5 out of 5
May 24, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Dangerously Beautiful
First off, I'd like to warn anyone who's just started flipping or wants to start, this knife is not for you. It's heavy, razor sharp, and has a blade shape that compresses tissue and cuts deep. A curved edge slices, and is more suitable for beginners. Check out Michael Janich's explanation on wharncliff blades to get a fuller picture, or tape the blade. Now for the knife. It's amazingly smooth, well engineered, and it flips like a dream. The magnetic latch is pure genius and mine functions flawlessly. Personally, the latch doesn't bother me, but a lot of people take it off due to weight. All of my other balisongs have a latch and pocketclip, so I'm used to a heavy bite handle. There is a learning curve when compared to other balisongs I own and if you mess up it's unforgiving. In fact, I named mine Unforgiven. It's all about precision with this knife, so it doesn't allow you to be sloppy and makes you execute moves with consistency or else. The ball bearings take a bit to break in, so be patient. Let them settle in and then oil it up. Also, do not take it apart. If it develops blade play just slightly torque the screws and it will center back up. They use red loctite, and it takes a lot of heat to break its bond. The washers for the bearings are Teflon and high amounts of heat could damage them. If you have any problems send it to Benchmade. As for the sheath, I actually like it. It's simple and attaches easily to my belt with the velcro provided. Hopefully, this review helps.
5 out of 5
Cragford, Al
Mar 02, 2018
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Lighter and larger than I imagined...
First off I got it in just today and after some time of “playing” with it I believe I can make some judgements. It is lighter than it seems for its construction. It is almost as if you’re holding nothing. It is big too which belies its weight too. Flipping is effortless. So much so that I catch myself doing double takes on tricks that I otherwise would not balk at. But it is smooth as butter and there is next to no play in the handles. Edge, as always, came sharp out of the box. I won’t knock the sheath because honestly I won’t use it. I keep these things in my pocket. Over all worth every cent. Oh, the blade penetrates just fine so have no fear there. Based on what you try to poke though you may have to give it some TLC when sharpenning comes to call.
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