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:
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
The Inked Series Squidtrainer V3.5 features a DLC coated blade. DLC, or Diamond-Like Carbon, is an extremely hard coating used to reduce friction, wear, fretting, galling, and corrosion. Not only is it tough, but it's also incredibly thin and comes in at under 2 microns in thickness.
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
DLC (Diamond Like Carbon)
Press-Fit 18-8 Stainless Steel Zen Pins
Washers (Phosphorus Bronze)
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.