Been a few days since I posted new balisongs. Sorry for keeping you waiting: here are some I think you’ll like! All of the knives (and the trainer) were made by the best makers currently producing balisongs in Batangas. From top to bottom:
1. 32 cm FHM balisong with a 3/16” hollowground tari (cockfighting blade) blade that was forged from high carbon spring steel. Two extra thick tang pins (the second tang pin protects the blade’s edge from hitting the liners). African bubinga handles with lots of interesting figuring. Double pinned stainless bolsters (for extra durability), brass liners and a nice thick brass latch. Great knife! Please note there are a few tiny forging marks on the tang and a tiny bit of corrosion on the tang as well. 6.5 oz. $135.
2. 29 cm balisong with a 3/16” spring steel tari blade with a nice, sharp swedge. Double extra thick tang pins. African bubinga with a nice, deep reddish brown color. This style of blade was a request from a customer and it turned out very well. Only here at Pinoy Steel. Stainless bolsters, liners and thin custom-grade latch. Nice and light at only 5 oz. SOLD.
3. This knife is a real beaut. 29 cm (a true bente nueve) with Filipino kamagong (ebony) and incredible Tasmanian blackwood scales. Amazing flash and figuring—it looks like tiger stripes! There is a small darker area on part of the blackwood (naturally occuring). There are also tiny gaps between the kamagong and the blackwood, but they are barely visible.
Carbon steel labaha (straight razor) blade. Double tang pins (extra thick) and double pinned bolsters. All stainless hardware. A very reasonable 5 oz. SOLD.
4. 28.5 cm balisong trainer. Stainless steel blade that is a solid 3/16” thick, stainless bolsters, liners and latch and beautiful kamagong scales. Like many of my new offerings, this trainer has two extra-thick tang pins and double pinned bolsters. Small crack in one of the scales near one of the pins. 6.5 oz. SOLD.
5. 26.5 cm carbon steel kris balisong with stainless bolsters, liners and latch. Beautiful kamagong inserts—the stainless pins are purely decorative and do not go all the way through the wood. Standard sized tang pin. Please note the tip on this knife was not perfectly ground, so I wouldn’t try stabbing coins with it! It will penetrate softer materials just fine. :) 5 oz. $105.