View Full Version : Fully Custom Bali???

02-28-2005, 03:09 AM
Any recommendations on anywhere or an indvidual person to contact regarding the creation and purchasing of a FULLY CUSTOMIZED balisong, meaning drawing my own handle design, my own blade design, giving the drawings to this person and having them give me back a balisong built with the materials I want? Such as titanium, talonite, etc..?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I was originally thinking Allen Elischwitz, but it seems he no longer makes custom/special order knives.


02-28-2005, 08:30 AM
Theres plenty maker's out there,the first one that comes to my mind is "dobruski"!his work is amazing but theres one hell of a waiting list.

03-04-2005, 12:36 PM
Let's see there is Me , Charles Marlowe , Pabu, Maybe Davidson .
to have your knife Built won't be cheap by anyone but you might find some to do it !
i have a backlog right now of 3-4 month's , the others i can't / won't speak for !

id say maybe Marlowe if you want it sooner than that .
Good luck !

03-04-2005, 12:43 PM
there's also, terry guinn, dobruski, korth and more .. but expect a wait for all of them - apparently balisong makers are in high demand. :) I don't think Charles typically does one off designs and I suspect his wait time is more than a few months.. but find makers who's stuff you like and drop them an email - it can't hurt and sometimes they can surprise you!

03-04-2005, 09:07 PM
Most have been mentioned....but you also might try Ralph Turnbull :).., outstanding maker!

Don't be shocked at the price..., it'll cost you a bunch for a 1 of 1 you design for sure unless you are going to also purchase all the materials.., etc....

Cool project...

Let us know if you need contact information.....

I can get you in touch with any of those mentioned and a few that weren't....