Reviews and Ratings for Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles - B-700-TI-SW

Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handlesrated 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375 inch 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles

 

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Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sharpedge
Palo Alto, CA
May 11, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Better than expected

Okay, I have to admit I was a little hesitant in purchasing this balisong because Bear and Son (and Bear Ops) does not have the best reputation within the balisong community. But I was curious about this one. I am happy curiosity got the better of me as this balisong turns out to be better than expected right out of the box. Tolerances are quite good. The handles swing freely and smoothly and have practically zero handle play. The blade is razor sharp and has a nice shape and finish to it. This knife will make for a good EDC as the finish will hide any wear. All in all, the overall quality is quite good and a good value as other USA made, titanium handled, bearing pivot, 154CM stainless bladed balisongs are not going to be found at this price point. This is a step in the right direction for Bear and Son.
Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Theonedabby
Texas
Aug 02, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Lock Type

Quality construction

For a bali it's a sturdy unit. The bearing pivots offer zero handle slop. As a flip it's a little bulky through the fingers and it is short lacking the extra handle length for confident Chaplin's. The blade tang sticks out and has a tendency to pinch during rollovers. The latch is loose and interferes with the blade path so an o ring stop is a good addition. The handles open smooth and swing easy. I'm not really complaining about these things, they are just characteristics of this knife. There are better designed flipping Bali's but if I could EDC a butterfly I would carry this.
Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Vincent
Holbrook ny
May 04, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None

Best bear ever did

There is absolutely nothing wrong it has and like no play flip smoothly, and it has the latch does not get in the way and it's like a perfect weight between stainless steel and titanium and it's not small it's big enough to flip and it's very nice. I would consider it over all the bear song and even the Bradley kimura. 5th get these wild a lass I have a feeling that these only come like once in a while to
Bear OPS Bear Song VII Butterfly Knife 3.375" 154CM Dark Stonewashed Drop Point Blade, Dark Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Sam Fisher
,usa
Jun 07, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Actually Awesome!

First off this is my first real Bali, I had a ccc one when I was a kid but never flipped it nor understood a purpose for them. Now years later I see all the cool stuff people could do with them and I decided I wanted one but not a cheapo. I'm already a pretty big knife guy so I knew how pricey pocket knives can be, but everything I read was that if you weren't spending $200 or more it probably was crap. So I heard from some videos about the Bradley Kimura and how bear and son ruined them and how bear and son/ops was just not worth it in general. So I look into the Brs balis and of course after 6 months still haven't seen one in stock but I check frequently and saw this bear ops vii under new arrivals and thought I would try it. I was so blown away with how fun it is to just open and close and mess with it, then I was hooked and decided too find an Eos serpent online and got the antique green one less than a week later. I really like the eos but I can say I like this as much or better for about $60-80 less! I knew the bear ops would feel different since it was on bearings but OMG it's a big one! But since it is bear and son there is two slight cons with the knife. 1) My particular one had a tiny flake of the black coating missing in one of the angle divets on the handle, but since its tumbled and I'm going to carry it, I said it was fine and not worth an exchange. 2) This is a little tougher and the main reason it only gets 4 stars is that the latch can hit the blade. It may be able to be removed but I haven't completely disassembled the Bali yet, so I have a rubber band holding the latch straight. But I still think that it's one of the smoothest ones for that price and bear ops deserves a win on this one!