Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, Lock Type, None
This was the first balisong trainer I purchased and overall I've been pleased with the quality. It definitely got me into flipping and was able to handle all the abuse that resulted from me being inexperienced and dropping the knife repeatedly. However, there are two minor details that potential buyers should be aware of: This trainer is a little bit on the heavy side, so if you've been flipping lighter trainers or knives then this will take a little bit of adjustment to get used to. The second thing to keep in mind is that the latch on this model is not spring assisted and can freely move into positions which can prevent the knife from closing and opening when flipping. This can easily be fixed with an o-ring or some rubber bands to keep the latch from getting in the way.