The Squidtrainer was the first balisong trainer to be produced by Squid Industries. Since its inception in 2015, we’ve integrated feedback from flippers all around the world each year to make it the best flipper in its class.
The Squidtrainer V4 has undergone significant change since the first production run in 2016. It features the following:
Integral channel handle design machined from 6061 T6511 aluminum alloy
Machined handle texture pattern and bead blast finish for better grip
Rounded handles and blade spine for enhanced comfort and durability
Precision ground heat treated 410 stainless blade for maximum smoothness, minimal handle play, and zero blade rub
Press-fit stainless steel rods installed into the ends of each handle for better feel and momentum
In November 2022, we unveiled the V4 which added the following upgrades:
416 stainless steel bushings tuned to each blade for the best tolerances
Jimping added to the ends of each handle for increased grip and stability
*Actual product colors may vary due to monitor settings and photograph lighting.
Manufactured and assembled in the USA
Total Length (Open Position)
Total Length (Closed Position)
6061 T6511 Aluminum
Milled Texture, Bead Blasted
410 Heat Treated Stainless Steel
Each and every Squid Industries balisong is hand-assembled and tested to ensure that each unit is an exceptional flipper. All Squid Industries Balisongs arrive with a box, microfiber pouch, and sticker. Balisongs come thread locked.
Squid Industries is not responsible for lost, stolen, or seized packages.
NOTE: The following product is a balisong (butterfly) trainer and not a real knife. The "blade" shown in the following pictures is merely a dull slab of metal used to mimic the weight and feel of a real blade. Squidtrainers are not weapons and are strictly made for recreational and educational purposes only.