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Swordfish (Black Blade)

Swordfish (Black Blade)

Regular price $174.99 USD
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The Swordfish is at the forefront of innovation. As the first full-aluminum built balisong trainer, it proves that optimal durability and balance can properly be achieved with the right design.


Introducing the long awaited Squid Industries Swordfish ⚔️.

In 2016, aluminum balisongs were controversial and many people believed that aluminum wasn't a viable material due to its low durability. Our first product, the Squidtrainer, changed that notion and redefined what was possible by being the first channel aluminum trainer with press-fit zen pins. That product created the foundation for Squid Industries and the rest of the balisong industry.

The Swordfish pushes the limit yet again by being the first production balisong to feature an all-aluminum pinless design. After months of trial and error, stress testing, community feedback, and numerous iterations, we are excited to announce that the Swordfish is ready to swim. Its lightweight design and excellent ergonomics make it a great balisong for both new and advanced flippers. Not a fan of the balance profile? The Swordfish comes equipped with a modular weight pin system which allows the user to install up to two weight pins in each handle (weight pins are included with each Swordfish). Manufactured and assembled in the USA.


The Swordfish features the following:
  • 7075 Aluminum Chanwich Handles
  • 7075 Aluminum Trainer Blade
  • Pinless Construction
  • Modular Weight Pin System
  • Jimping
  • Precision Machined Bushings


Total Length (Open Position) 10.5"
Total Length (Closed Position) 5.875"
Handle Length 5.775"
Handle Thickness 0.47"
Blade Length 4.75"
Weight 3.8 Ounces
Handle Material
7075 Aluminum 
Handle Finish
Bead Blasted
Blade Material
7075 Aluminum
Blade Finish
Bead Blasted
Pin Design Pinless
Handle Design Chanwich
Pivot Design Bushings
Latch Design Latchless
Balance Profile
Light Handle Bias (Modular)


Performance Pentagon

Rating System

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: Sound level during flipping

Rating out of 10

Grip: 6 Balance: 10 Durability: 5 Tolerances: 10 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.