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Inked Mako Bottle Opener V5

Inked Mako Bottle Opener V5

Regular price $129.99 USD
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The Mako Bottle Opener is the optimal choice for flippers of all skill levels. The Inked Mako offers top-tier flipping performance and durability at an affordable price. The V5 features an updated handle design with jimping and significantly improved tolerances. It also has an upgraded hardened stainless steel trainer blade for superior durability. The Inked series features a PVD DLC coated blade along with matching black hardware.


The Mako Bottle Opener is one of our best-selling metal butterfly knife trainers. First introduced in June of 2019, the Mako has been highly acclaimed for its unique aesthetic, refined balance point, and excellent value. With community feedback over the past 5 years, we’ve continued to optimize and improve the Mako so that it can continue to redefine the standards of modern balisong flipping. 

The Mako Bottle Opener V5 is the perfect balance between flipping performance, durability, and utility. It features channel design handles machined from 6061 T6511 aircraft-grade aluminum and a trainer blade cut from hardened 410 stainless steel. The hardware at the bottom of the handles serves as removable weights. The dorsal fin on the back of the blade is a training aid to provide tactile feedback for when the user is holding the handles too low. The “edge” side of the trainer blade is represented by the protruding tooth which also provides tactile feedback when the user ricochets against the wrong side of the trainer blade.

The Inked Series Mako features a PVD DLC coated blade and matching blade hardware. DLC, known as Diamond-Like-Carbon, is an extremely thin and durable coating that protects your blade from wear and corrosion. It also provides the Mako with an incredible sleek look with its matching black hardware.

If you’re looking for the ultimate bang-for-your-buck balisong trainer and EDC tool, then the Mako Bottle Opener is for you.

Mako Version History:

V1: Sandwich handle design, 304 stainless unheated treated blade, press fit zen pins

V2: Changed from zen pin to tang pins

V3: Revised from tang pins to hidden zen pins

V4: Upgraded from sandwich to channel handle design

V4.5: Moved gills higher up the handle and improved handle tolerances

V5: Added handle jimping and face slot, hardened 410 stainless steel trainer blade, and significantly improved handle tolerances

The Mako Bottle Opener V5 is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA.


  • Channel 6061 T6511 AL Handles
  • Hardened 410 Stainless Trainer Blade
  • Handle Jimping
  • Bottler Opener Shark Mouth
  • Removable Weights


Total Length (Open Position) 9.75"
Total Length (Closed Position) 5.75"
Handle Length 5.5"
Handle Thickness 0.5"
Blade Length 5.2"
Weight 4.19 Ounces
Handle Material
6061 T6511 Aluminum 
Handle Finish
Bead Blasted, Anodized
Blade Material
Hardened 410 Stainless Steel
Blade Finish
DLC Coating
Pin Design Zen Pins
Handle Design Channel
Pivot Design Washers (Phosphorus Bronze)
Latch Design Latchless
Balance Profile
Light Handle Bias


Performance Pentagon


Grip: Tactility and degree of control

Balance: Distribution of the weight in relation to optimal flipping

Durability: Longevity rating and overall resistance to damage

Tolerances: Accuracy and preciseness of the tuning and handle play

Noise: How much sound emanates from the balisong during flipping

Rating out of 10

Grip: 6 Balance: 10 Durability: 6.5 Tolerances: 8.5 Noise: 5
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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 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) knife trainer and not a real knife. The "blade" shown in the following pictures is merely dull and used to mimic the weight and feel of a real blade. Trainers are not weapons and are strictly made for recreational and educational purposes only.