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Squid Industries Christmas Gift Guide

Need help finding the perfect gift? The Squid Industries Christmas Guide has a gift for everyone at every budget. 


Under $15

Titanium Hardware
Starting from $4.99

Buy someone a hardware kit so they can keep their Squid Industries balisong in top shape at all times.


You can also spice up your balisong game with colored Titanium screws. Customize your balisong from 7 different colors (Green, Sky Blue, Teal, Blue, Indigo, Magenta, Gold). Our Titamium screws and pivots are compatible with BRS balisongs and some HOM balisongs! 

Squid Industries Lanyard + Flight Tag

Keep your keys at hand with the Squid Industries Lanyard. This is a perfect gift for high schoolers, college students, and the busy parent.



Made with premium polyester, this lanyard is designed to be durable and comfortable. The lanyard includes a silver metal lobster claw which allows for quick release access to keys and other items. This lanyard is perfect for when you are on the go!


KPL (Knife Pivot Lube) is a must have for any knife or balisong user. KPL is a synthetic lubricant designed specifically for the pivot mechanisms in modern folding knives including balisong and balisong trainers. 

This synthetic base utilizes wickability modifiers  and corrosion inhibitors which helps penetrate low tolerance interfaces while protecting your knife. KPL keeps dirt, metal particles, and grit "in suspension" so they don't cause grinding and premature wear. KPL actually cleans your pivot as you use it and is compatible with nearly all pivot systems including ball bearings, bronze washers, teflon washers, IKBS, MRBS, nylon (nylatron), G10, micarta, titanium, and metals. With KPL, you can achieve lightning fast deployment, silky smooth action, and bank-vault lockup. We recommend to use KPL for the smoothest possible action on all balisong and balisong trainers. 


Under $30

Balisong Maintenance Kit

A Balisong Maintenace Kit is a MUST need for every balisong user. The Squid Industries Balisong Maintenance Kit is everything you need to keep your balisongs in top shape. We tested dozens of other brands and products and believe these are the best options for the price. 


The kit includes a Wiha T10 Torx Driver, Hoppes No.9 Lubricating Oil, Loctite 243 Thread Locker, and a Squid Industries Microfiber Cloth. The kit also comes in a premium version where Hoppe's No. 9 Lubricating Oil is replaced by KPL. Knife Pivot Lube, or KPL,  is a synthetic lubricant designed specifically for the pivot mechanisms in modern folding knives including balisong and balisong trainers. KPL's high-end synthetic base provides ultimate smoothness. 

Squid Industries Reusable Water Bottle

Drinking water and keeping your body hydrated is one of the best things you can do for yourself! That is why the Squid Industries Reusable Water Bottle is the perfect gift for everyone!  



The Squid Industries Reusable Water Bottle is made of double wall stainless steel and is BPA free. We made staying hydrated extra fun by adding a straw to our water bottle. Buy a Squid Industries Reusable Water Bottle and become a hydro home today. Sip away! Available in Black and White. 


Throw some Squid Industries stickers in the mix to make it extra special! 


Squid Industries Flipping Squid V2 T-Shirt

The Squid Industries Flipping V2 T-Shirt is perfect for a Squid Industries or balisong fan who wants to represent the community. 


This T-Shirt offers our simple Squid Industries logo in the front, with a stylish graphic design in the back. This premium T-Shirt features a crew neck, short sleeves, and is designed with superior combed and ring-spun cotton for breathable fit. Available in black too. 


Squid Industries Perfect Weight Long Sleeve

The Squid Industries Perfect Weight Long Sleeve is a great option for people who prefer a minimalistic look (no design on the back!)  and enjoy a lightweight feel. 


The shirt delivers lightweight warmth and lasting comfort. Constructed of 100% ring spun combed cotton, this long sleeve t-shirt is extremely soft. Unlike other tees, the Squid Industries Perfect Weight Long Sleeve remains looking and feeling perfect wear after wear. The long-sleeved silhouette provides enhanced coverage to keep you warm as needed, while the lightweight fabric makes it easy for movement and being active.

Under $55

Squiddy (Featured on Forbes!)

Been wanting to introduce a friend of family member to flipping? The Squiddy is the perfect everyday carry and public friendly flipper. It is great for all ages and skill levels. Plus the Squiddy is TSA SAFE! 



The Squiddy is the world's first CNC machined plastic balisong (butterfly knife) trainer made completely from CPVC. These new second generation Squiddys released in November 2018 have a redesigned zen pin system which makes themm significantly more durable. 

The "C" is CPVC stands for chlorinated which has a higher impact and heat resistance than typical PVC, making it great for a balisong trainer. Additionally, this trainer is safe, legal everywhere (including airplanes), and perfect for young folks whose parents don't want them shredding their new sofa with a sharp butterfly knife. 

This is our cheapest and most affordable plastic balisong butterfly knife trainer model. 

Squiddy-C (Featured on Forbes!)

Looking for something a little more durable than the Squiddy, but just as affordable? Look no further! Despite this being the lightest Squiddy brother we’ve ever created, the Squiddy-C is our most durable Squiddy model yet. Watch us throw the Squiddy-C off a building in our durability/drop test. Want to get a closer look at how your Squiddy-C will arrive? Check out our Instagram post here.


The Squiddy-C (Jelly) is CNC machined from polycarbonate and features a unique clear translucent balisong butterfly knife trainer design. It is public friendly, travel friendly, and TSA approved!

Under $75

Silver Mako Bottle Opener

Flip in style with a Silver Mako Bottle Opener. Perfect for parties and kicking it with the boys/ girls. The Silver Mako Bottle Opener is a great budget metal trainer that flips well without breaking the bank.



The Mako Bottle Opener is made of 6061 T6511 Aluminum, 304 stainless steel blade, and uses tang pins. The handles are bead blasted, anodized, and feature a sandwitch design. Like all trainers at Squid Industries, the Mako Bottle Opener is made in the USA and hand assembled with care at our California shop. 

Under $150

Starting at $109.99

Want something a little more durable than the Mako with a more knife like aesthetic? The Triton features the same materials as the Mako but uses solid channel design handles. The channel handles in combination with its press fit zen pin design offers significantly less handle play than the Mako and Squiddy models.


The Triton, like all of the trainers at Squid Industries, was developed with balance as its central focus. If you're looking for a great balisong trainer to start learning with, you should consider the Squid Industries Triton. Comes in Regular and Inked.


Under $200 

Squidtrainer V3.5
Starting at $149.95

Looking for a beater or a serious flipper? The Squidtrainer V3.5 is perfect for you. The Squidtrainer is our flagship model and our bestseller. The Squidtrainer was first released in early 2016 to create an affordable and high quality flipper. With each passing year, we integrated feedback from flippers all around the world into the design to make it the best flipping experience possible. Upgrades that weren't utilized before such as the crowned spine and heat treated stainless steel blade are now standard features that you'll find on the Squidtrainer. Available in Regular and Inked.


The Squidtrainer V3.5 uses a channel handle design in addition to an extremely durable heat treated 410 stainless steel trainer blade. During hard drops on surfaces like concrete or gravel, the Mako and Triton blade may bend similar to a spoon or fork (although it's very easy to straighten out with just your hands). The Squidtrainer's heat treated blade is significantly stronger and can therefore withstand much more wear and abuse without any chance of bending. Lastly, the Squidtrainer utilizes press-fit steel rods at the ends of the handles for additional momentum and a crowned spine for more comfort during ricochets and chaplins. 

Starting at $209.99

Looking for a quiet flipper? We've got you covered. The Nautilus is the most innovative and top tier Squid Industries trainer yet. Not only is it super quiet, but it is one of smoothest flippers on the market. 


The Nautilus is the first production balisong to feature a channel liner design with scales. It features the following:

  • Channel Handle Design with G-10 FR4 fiberglass laminate overlays for increased grip and durability.
  • Finely tuned bushing pivot system for nearly zero handle play and maximum smoothness
  • Chamfered spine for enhanced comfort
  • Tapered handles for more control
  • Quiet tang pin system for nearly silent flipping