The Balisong Collector Reviews The Spyderco Szabofly

Spyderco Incorporate of Golden, Colorado has been a major manufacturer of fine-quality conventional-folding and fixed-blade knives since the early 1980s.

Just about two years ago, Spyderco caused a stir in the balisong world by introducing their Spyderfly balisong.

You may click on the picture above to read all about the Spyderfly. Over the last couple of years, the Spyderfly has become a staple of the balisong world. The Spyderfly streets for about $75-80, an excellent price for a very nice balisong knife with a blade made of real, blade steel that will actually work for you as a knife. Add a very functional pocket clip and a spring latch and this is a great value in a very nice production balisong knife.

I've talked to Spyderco President Sal Glesser many times about knives and knife making. One thing he always emphasizes is that he wants Spyderco and its products to be innovative.

Innovation, that's why, shortly after introducing the Spyderfly, Sal sent one of his top designers, Eric Glesser (who also happens to be his son) to work with renowned martial artist, knife maker and designer, and balisong artist, Laci Szabo (Zay-Bow). Together, they designed of an innovative new balisong knife, the Szabofly.

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The Szabofly incorporates elements of the Spyderfly, but it's dominated by a great. S-curve design.

The blade is VG-10 Stainless steel, a very good blade steel which takes and retains an excellent edge but which is also very rust and corrosion resistant. The blade has a nice, brushed finish which is very practical. The handles are cast stainless steel with a lightly bead-blasted matte finish.

The Vital Stats are as follows:

Overall length closed: 6.0 inches (15.25cm)
Overall length open: 9.77 inches (24.8cm)
Blade length (AKTI Protocol): 4.23 inches (10.75cm)
Blade stock: 1/8 inch (3.18mm)
Width closed: 1.65 inches (4.2cm)
Width open: 1.65 inches (4.2cm)
Weight: 5 1/4 ounces (150g)

To learn more about this great new balisong, click on the Spyderco logo below.