The Squidtrainer V3.5 is officially discontinued and has been replaced by its successor, the Squidtrainer V4. If you're a serious collector, don't wait on this last chance to get a V3.5!
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:
Discolored or faded anodizing
Inconsistent blade finish
Inconsistent handle finish/ textures
Mismatching colored handles
Flawed or missing laser engraving
Different blade coating
Each and every Squid Industries balisong is hand assembled and tested to ensure that each unit is an exceptional flipper. Balisongs come thread locked.
Blemished products arrive in a Squid Industries box with a sticker. Blemished products do not come in a Squid Industries Microfiber Bag. You can purchase a Squid Industries Microfiber Bag here.
The Squidtrainer was the first balisong trainer to be produced by Squid Industries. The Squidtrainer is known to feel as smooth as a balisong with bushings, despite being bushingless, due to its meticulous machining process. 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 V3.5 has undergone significant change since the first production run in 2016. It features the following:
Channel (integral) 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
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
Washers (Phosphorus Bronze)
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.