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Old 12-25-2005, 10:34 PM
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is there such a thing?

I have been looking at a lot of websites and reading through a lot of posts, but I have been unable to find out for sure if there is a production balisong (or even a kit) made with around a three inch blade.:confused: I should emphasize that I do not want a poor quality knife.

I was wondering if anyone knew if there was such a critter available, or am I going to have to have one custom made?

Thanks for any help or direction you might have to give me:yo:
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:51 PM
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Well.., a couple of ways to approach it.

You can certainly order a "Custom"..., and several of the makers that deal with -EDC- knives will make you 3" model. You could give Duane Weikum (owner of EDC) a call, and get on a waiting list.

That option is around $350-$400 for something utilitarian, and not too fancy.., but Duane may also have some old Pacific Cuterly or BM 3" models available that are in good shape.

Currently.., there is no production model out there that is 3"..., but you can probably find a Benchmade Model 31 on the secondary market for maybe $175+ MINT. That's a Ti-Handled model, drop point blade, pocket clip. Very light.., and very popular..., simply not produced anymore unfortunately.

There are several other options out there in regard to searching. Ken Largin made many custom models with 3" blades in the mid 80's.., and now and then they show up also.

The follow-up production knife to the "Spyderfly" (the "Szabo-Fly")..., will supposedly have a smaller version following the large model (the larger soon to be released), so you may want to take a look at the blade style to see if it's something you'd like. I'd guess they'll run around $100 once released, but I can't remember if Spyderco published a blade length on them yet.

If you could live with a 3.6" blade..., Bradley Cutlery has just released a few protos. Very nice knife (I played with one yesterday). 8.5" overall....Ti-Handles, S30V bladesteel..., and a nice pocket clip.

Duane should have some of those shortly..., and they'll be somewhat over $200....


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Old 12-27-2005, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for the direction to EDC. I guess I'm a little late as they had a couple listed that would have been perfect (BM 30 and 35) . I shall be sure to check that site on a frequent basis.

If I could stay at or under $200.00 it would be best, and I have no problem with a previously owned knife. I plan on using my bali, not having it sit on a shelf, so a few scratches or dings will quickly be joined by new ones That's one of the reasons that I am looking for a small knife, partly because I have small hands, and because I wish to be able to carry it comfortably.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:22 AM
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Yup.., I'd just keep checking out Duane's site..., as he gets a lot of stuff in from time to time (trades.., etc).

I really don't think it'll take that long to find one at a decent price that's a "user"....

Good luck with it .., and welcome to the Forum..


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Old 12-27-2005, 03:54 PM
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Chumli,i know someone looking to part with a pcc model 10 at a very good price.has just over 3" utility blade profile,one of my all time favorites to be honest.shoot me a pm if your interested and i could give you his e-mail.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:22 PM
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[Bali-B] to the rescue!

Thanks Shawn!



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Old 12-27-2005, 04:55 PM
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Thank you, PM on the way
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:15 PM
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Well, thanks to balibalistic it seems as though I am about to join the ranks of very happy bali owners

Thanks for everything. I will let you all know when I get my new obsession
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:27 PM
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Well, thanks to balibalistic it seems as though I am about to join the ranks of very happy bali owners

Thanks for everything. I will let you all know when I get my new obsession
Very cool .... and yup.., Shawn is all over this stuff and has his own private "Search-a-Thon" going 24-7....

Glad that worked out for you.., and thanks again Shawn for helping a Bali-Buddy-in-Need!

[Chumli]...., come back and let us know how you like the new addition....


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Old 12-28-2005, 11:10 PM
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Very cool chumli,i'm glad thing's worked out for you.

Pete's right,alway's got my eye's on thing's that swing
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:12 PM
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Very cool chumli,i'm glad thing's worked out for you.

Pete's right,alway's got my eye's on thing's that swing i think you'll really like the SS handles,gives the little blade a tad more "kick" you'll know what i mean
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:17 PM
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Just a heads up, Benchmade is coming out with a new 3" bali with G-10 handles. Not sure wen it will be released, supposedly early this year though.
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:15 PM
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Yup, that's the 32 Morpho. Stay tuned
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:02 PM
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Great little knife. I played with a Proto not long ago....

My guess is they won't release the Morpho until after BLADE....


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