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Cold Steel 24P Paradox Butterfly-Style (Two Handed Opener) 4-1/2" Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CS24P
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS24P: Paradox (Spring Balisong)
Cold Steel

Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

Cold Steel is proud to introduce a butterfly knife that we call The Paradox™. It's designed from the ground up to specifically mimic a traditional Balisong or Butterfly knife in every respect but one – it can't be opened with one hand! That's right, the Paradox ™ is not a switchblade, gravity knife, or assisted opener and can't be opened without the use of both hands. So, while it looks like a classic Butterfly knife from the early 80's, and feels like one in your hand, it isn't.

Its twin handles feature two integral springs that are similar to a conventional slip joint folder. They are designed to rotate 180 degrees around the blade's unique split tang and use strong opposing spring tension to lock the blade open or hold it firmly closed. Don't worry about it taking two hands to get it into action, since once its opened it will never close inadvertently. Plus, its locking mechanism is impervious to the most violent stress and shock imaginable.

Every detail of the Paradox™ is a testament to Cold Steel's renowned craftsmanship. The leaf shaped blade is hollow ground from imported Japanese AUS 8A Stainless (instead of the cheap steel used by our competitors) and, due to the latest advances in heat treatment, it offers a thin, ultra keen edge that lasts.

The skeletonized handles are CNC machined from solid billets of 6061 aluminum (instead of being cheaply cast out of zinc) and feature a hard-anodized coating to reduce scratches and oxidation. Clip it to your waistband or pocket where it screams "CUSTOM HAND MADE BALISONG".

  • Weight: 6.1 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Length: 4 1/2"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless
  • Overall: 9 1/2"
  • Handle: 5" Long. 6061 Aluminum
  • Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip Metal Gear™
  • Made in Taiwan

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
3.667 (12 reviews)
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2 out of 5
Nov 30, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Knife looks oh, but that guy has NO idea how to change a tyre!
5 out of 5
Jan 08, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, None
CS Paradox X
Razor Sharp Blade Spear Point Great Mechanics Solid Beautiful Easy Open Belt Clip Cons: Belt Clip is hard to get on some pants, and it takes about 3 seconds to open the knife.
3 out of 5
Dec 11, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, None
I bought this as a presant for my son in law who wanted a butterfly knife. First and foremost while this is a butterfly styled knife it is not a traditional butterfly knife. The handles are spring loaded and you cannot flip this knife open as you would a traditional butterfly knife. Due to the spingloaded handles it is fairly problematic to use and definitely requires both hands to open and close. The blade is extremely sharp and extreme care should be taken until you get used to operating this knife.
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