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
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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