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Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3
Blemished Squidtrainer V3

Blemished Squidtrainer V3

Regular price $139.95 Sale

Blemished Products

Blemished trainers are models that didn't pass our inspection process due to cosmetic imperfections but are guaranteed to flip just as well as our new products. 

Blemished product sales are final (no returns accepted) but they do qualify for warranty (mechanical defects only). Please refer to the pictures for an example of a blemished model. Blemished models arrived in blemished boxes and may come with the following, but not limited to:

  • light scratches
  • light dents
  • discolored/faded anodizing
  • inconsistent blade finish
  • flawed or missing laser engraving 


The Squidtrainer was the first balisong trainer ever released by Squid Industries back in early 2016. The V3 is a culmination of feedback from thousands of balisong flippers across the globe to create the best flipper possible. This new version features a crowned spinemore handle grip and rounding, and nearly zero handle play and tap. Whether you're just a beginner, intermediate flipper, or advanced balisong manipulator, the Squidtrainer V3 is the ideal balisong trainer for you. 

For more information and images, please see the following product pages:

Squidtrainer V3

Inked Squidtrainer V3


Total Length (Open Position) - 10"
Total Length (Closed Position) -  5.75"
Handle Length - 5.5"
Handle Thickness - 0.5"
Blade Length - 5.2"
Weight - 4.65 Ounces
Handle Material - 6061 T6511 Aluminum
Handle Finish - Milled Texture, Bead Blasted 
Blade Material - 410 Heat Treated Stainless Steel
Blade Finish - Stonewash
Pin Design - Press-Fit 18-8 Stainless Steel Zen Pins 
Handle Design - Channel
Pivot Design - Washers (Phosphorus Bronze)
Latch Design - Latchless

Manufactured and assembled in the USA

Each and every Squidtrainer is hand assembled and tested by to ensure that each unit is an exceptional flipper. Every trainer from Squid Industries comes thread locked using, however, extended flipping and use can cause the thread locker to break down over time so please be sure to maintain your trainer. Each trainer also comes with a box and sticker (artwork by @Spasmfingers).

If you do not purchase a shipping insurance, Squid Industries will not refund your purchase in the very rare chance your package(s) is lost. We are not responsible for any international orders confiscated by customs. For warranty and maintenance information, please visit the Warranty tab above.

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.