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GiFT

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Post Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:48 am

Which Balisong to buy?

Hello guys, I'm new to forums and flipping, I want to buy a knife and I need your oppinion! I will upload few knifes some have only pictures, some have pictures and videos, I will only upload the youtube and the image links, I don't want to advertise so, let's begin!
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SonOfTheBong

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Post Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:10 am

Re: Which Balisong to buy?

do not buy any of those...start with either a a kimura,bm51 or a b200. Oh and go post a intro
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Daffiestlime

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Post Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:57 pm

Re: Which Balisong to buy?

Those suck.. But if you really want one, you can get them for like 1/3 of the price on Ioffer.com and such.
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mikegreen

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Post Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:09 pm

bm 51 or bm62

Im sorry if this has been asked before but I am saving up for a new balisong because the cheap one I was using finaly broke. Today I went to the knife store and sampled both the bm51 and the bm62, the difference between flipping those and the cheapie shocked me I can only explain it by saying that it felt more right. I happened to like them both for different reasons. They both had a smooth action unlike the previous cheapie I owned, my only concern is would the 51's g10 handles wear out alfter extended use? While flipping I was more atracted to the 51 but liked the 62 due to the steel handles even though they seemed bulk in size. Weight dose not affect my judgement I just do not know much about the quality of the handle material. What knife would you get? And what makes that knife better?
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BdoBalisong199

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Post Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Re: bm 51 or bm62

If you want to get serious with flipping get the 51 is you want a knife that doesn't flip very good but looks really cool get the 62.
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BdoBalisong199

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Post Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Re: Which for first Bali a B-400 or Kimura ?

For a first bali I would get the Kimura because it is heavier and you want to learn with a heavy balisong. You also want a durable balisong and since it is your first bali you are going to be dropping it a lot and the kimuras quality is way better.
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mikegreen

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Post Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:11 pm

Re: The 51?... Or the 62

I have also been trying to decide between the 51 and 62 but am gonna get the 51 now, thanks for the help and advice. :)
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echoshock

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Post Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Re: Which for first Bali a B-400 or Kimura ?

BdoBalisong199 wrote:For a first bali I would get the Kimura because it is heavier and you want to learn with a heavy balisong. You also want a durable balisong and since it is your first bali you are going to be dropping it a lot and the kimuras quality is way better.


It doesn't matter what weight you learn with. I learned with a very, only slightly heavier than the 51 (if even that) bali. Then a heavy one. Then a mid one. Then 42. Then 51. Then spyderfly. Now basilisk/42. The point is, learn with whatever makes you comfortable.
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HollowPsyche

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Post Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:38 pm

Re: The 51?... Or the 62

Masharp81 wrote:
HollowPsyche wrote: Plus, it's only $270 as opposed to $350 for the 62.


Dude.. Where are you buying your knives? A brand new 51 is around 180-190, and a brand new 62 is about 220 on bladehq.. Shop around before you buy, don't buy direct from the Benchmade site.. You will always find them cheaper on a retailer site.


Haha Well yeah I know. I got my 51 for $180.00. I'm just speaking from a pure Benchmade standpoint as this thread is about two Benchmade balis. Anyone is going to buy from a retailer, but based on the listed price, you'll know the 62 is going to be more expensive virtually anywhere you buy it. I'm not a complete moron when it comes to buying knives. ;)
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Masharp81

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Post Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:03 pm

Re: The 51?... Or the 62

HollowPsyche wrote:
Masharp81 wrote:
HollowPsyche wrote: Plus, it's only $270 as opposed to $350 for the 62.


Dude.. Where are you buying your knives? A brand new 51 is around 180-190, and a brand new 62 is about 220 on bladehq.. Shop around before you buy, don't buy direct from the Benchmade site.. You will always find them cheaper on a retailer site.


Haha Well yeah I know. I got my 51 for $180.00. I'm just speaking from a pure Benchmade standpoint as this thread is about two Benchmade balis. Anyone is going to buy from a retailer, but based on the listed price, you'll know the 62 is going to be more expensive virtually anywhere you buy it. I'm not a complete moron when it comes to buying knives. ;)


K.. As long as ur not paying 270 for a morpho u can have ur street cred reissued :)
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mikegreen

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Post Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:31 pm

Re: The 51?... Or the 62

If u dont care about which one is more forgiving or has lesser cuts is the 51 still better for flipping? I have only flipped cheapies so I dont know much about quality.
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Masharp81

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Post Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:45 pm

Re: The 51?... Or the 62

mikegreen wrote:If u dont care about which one is more forgiving or has lesser cuts is the 51 still better for flipping? I have only flipped cheapies so I dont know much about quality.



It just depends on what u prefer. They are both quality knives so the main difference is the weight. The 51 is nice for aerials and twirls because of its light weight; the 62 carries more momentum and stability for rollovers. The 51 is also faster so it requires quicker hands. I have both, and I find myself flipping the 51 more than the 62. Its probably a better "all around flipper." If you get the 62, stock up on baindaids. It's heavy, and comes from the factory a lot sharper than the 51. I think my 62 is sharper than my kimura.
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Dave

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Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:48 pm

Re: The "What Knife Should I Get?" Sticky

BM 6x or Microtech Tachyon-II?

I have a BM 51 and a 53 and want to get a really nice flipper
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Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:09 pm

Re: The "What Knife Should I Get?" Sticky

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Post Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:19 am

Re: The "What Knife Should I Get?" Sticky

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