Michael Zieba Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife 3.875" M390 Blade with Laser Etching, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles, Titanium Spacers

$249.00

Part #: ZBABALIPROEDC | Zieba Knives

Description

ZBABALIPROEDC: Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife

Michael Zieba Custom Knives

This Pro EDC Michael Zieba Balisong is a plain jane variant of his custom model built with a price point in mind. It's still done in Mike's shop but everything is done in large quantities without any additional engravings or backspacer bling to get this knife into more hands. He wanted to create a knife that could compete with the production balisongs in terms of function and cost and it's amazing what he's accomplished here. The knife features his trademark harpoon drop point spine profile with a tanto cutting edge so that it will fit into the slender frame. The Damascus pattern on the flats is laser etched for a little bit of extra cool factor. The titanium handles are simply bead blasted with copper anodized machined titanium spacers. The bearing pivots lead to very very smooth flipping action and its proper balance allows you to perform any trick you're daring enough to try. This butterfly knife is an amazing value for being made in Mike's own shop and we're proud to present it to you.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.875"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.50"
  • Closed Length: 5.25"
  • Overall Length: 8.875"
  • Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.133"
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Compound
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41"
  • Locking Mechanism: Latch
  • Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: None
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Designer: Michael Zieba
  • Copper Finish Titanium Spacers
  • Handmade in the USA

Related Categories

Zieba Knives, Specials, M390 Blade Steel, Titanium Handle Material, Folding Knives, Folding Knives Butterfly Knives, Made in USA

Titanium Handles
M390
Semi-Custom
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Michael Zieba Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife 3.875" M390 Blade with Laser Etching, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles, Titanium Spacersrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Michael Zieba Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife 3.875" M390 Blade with Laser Etching, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles, Titanium Spacers
rated 3 stars out of 5
Weiqi
Unionville, Ct
Dec 10, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Perfect except for the latch
Great: Great design, simple yet effective blade and handle, finish is very good. Blade was 7/10 sharp.Nitpick: the blade comes very close the outside when the blade is closed, I tested it with a piece of bread so DO NOT squeeze the handles too hard or risk cutting yourself.Ugly: the latch is unusable. It's way too tight. Watch the youtube video and earlier reviews about it, it physically bends the handles inward when you're trying to latch. For a knife that's "EDC", this is not acceptable. A few millimeters longer and this would've been perfect. I emailed Mr Zieba about it and was told to pretty much deal with it. I guess I have to, since I waited months for this thing and have buyer's guilt (like you will).Because the latch is super tight, you have to squeeze the handle to open/close it, making the nitpick above more dangerous. I will be removing it and putting a paracord latch, at least that makes it EDC-able. Somebody said the BM was too tight? I have a 51, 62 and they dont come close to this. Mid tech hinderer Nieves put this to shame but is too yuuge. Will wait for my smallfly 2 to finally get something fidgetable and EDC-able.TLDR? If you are taking the latch off? Buy this, its great. Otherwise, save your money.
Michael Zieba Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife 3.875" M390 Blade with Laser Etching, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles, Titanium Spacers
rated 5 stars out of 5
Lee
Texas
Aug 19, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
Great for EDC
This is a great Bali for EDC. Its thin so it can fit in your pocket and small enough to almost be the size of a folder. I wanted a bali that i could use in everyday situations. One thats not super big and heavy. No, this isn't made for flipping but i think the intent for this bali is for use and not flipping which is what i wanted. I have a bali for flipping and its more than 10 in. long, I dont want to pull a knife out that long in public to cut something or use it for work use, thats why i wanted to try this one out. I use a Sebenza 31 for heavy use and this knife is just about the same length so its perfect for EDC. I read that one of the comments said that the latch might put to much stress on the zen pin but i dont think that because the zen pens are a lot thicker and bigger than my other balis so i think it will hold up just fine. Plus its M390 which is perfect for work use too. I like the divot that is has on the top of the blade so you can choke up on it with your thumb. When the blade is open and closed the handles are really close which almost makes it feel like a fixed blade. Overall i highly recommend buying this knife for a edc knife.
Michael Zieba Pro EDC Balisong Butterfly Knife 3.875" M390 Blade with Laser Etching, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles, Titanium Spacers
rated 2 stars out of 5
Thomas
Cali
Aug 05, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Not a flippers balisong
too small and light to be a good flipper. Needs longer and thicker handles. Excellent materials and craftsmanship though.
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