Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Nice form, but can't stick the landing
The Tanto version of the FGX Balisong is somewhat of a disappointment after the innovative awesomeness of the double edged serrated model. While that model was designed primarily as a under the radar weapon, the Tanto version, while still usable as such in a pinch, it seems more primarily a practice trainer, as, the edge is fairly soft, and the tip blunted after only a few punches through the Knife Center Shipping Box. It actually didn't seem to be made of the same quality of Griv-Ex as it's double edged cousin. Like virgin vs. recycled plastic. Perhaps the extrusion process / pressure used to form the serrated edges, is somehow higher or different than that used for making a basic knife blank , but, whatever the case, the difference is both visible and, tactile. Perhaps Lynn Thompson would consider making a SERRATED Tanto, and incorporating the multi-angled tip from the double edged sibling. But, if you're just looking for a large trainer, this might just be the ticket for you.