Browe. Pretty awesome. But would you rather have this or an ACOG? Why?
I’m bringing home my new EDC knife, a Benchmade #53 Balisong.
I got this from Tannerman’s in West Virginia. And if you want any Benchmade knife – Go to Tannerman’s. Before they shipped it out, one of the cats there gave it a custom grind so this thing is hair popping sharp and glides through cardboard like a lightsaber.
I really like the 53 because it makes for a great EDC knife. It’s light weight and has a very usable blade shape. I’ve looked at several online reviews of the knife, but Nutnfancy’s review mirror’s my own opinion for the most part. It’s small. It’s light. And the blade is tough as hell. But D2 needs to be taken care of… and that’s fine for me.
At SHOT Show, I looked at all the Bench Balisongs. For a knife to carry and actually use as a knife and not a Cheerleader, the 53 was the one to pick, every time. This also the only one they put bearings in… which helps it flip open because the handles are so light. Many reviews dog the 53 for not being a Flipper. But to me, Flipper is a fucking Dolphin, and I hate those damn squeaking fish. I’m not into flipping Balisongs, or playing Hacky-Sack. But for some reason I can’t fathom… I’ve always wanted a Balisong. And since I’m not into Flipping Tricks, I wanted one that I can actually use. And this #53 fits the bill perfectly.
I even like the color.