Kershaw created a high quality butterfly knife that’s made in the USA. The materials include a 14C28N stainless steel blade and an all steel handle. The Lucha Butterfly design has the blade tapering so the top has more weight to pendulum around smoothly. The 5150 features a dual KVT ball-bearing pivot for extra easy operation. The handle was created with a rounded bevel so the knife moves through you hand effortlessly. The latch features a rounded appearance as well so it will not latch when you are flipping and has a positive stop so it will never ruin the blade.
This knife came literally perfect for flipping and easily is the sharpest knife I've ever bought as well. Flips amazingly well though and is very sturdy, only possible downside is that it is kind of heavy compared to other balisongs I've had so it will take some getting used to for some people (though after a while it’s become my everyday carry and flipper). I look forward to seeing Kershaw delver more into balisongs seeing how well this one did ESPECIALLY for its affordability compared to knives of its level (usually you're paying 300+ for this quality).
I bought This bali about a month ago and could not be happier it really does flip well. I absolutely love how they got rid of the tang pins. The machining is beautiful, but also rock solid. Ive dropped this thing about 15-30 times on cement flooring, gravel, asphalt, dirt, mud, boulder covered ground and hardwood flooring and only show one tiny little scrape on the handle! the roller bearings are very smooth almost automatic making it easier to predict where the knife if going to flip/spin. The knife showed up with absolutely ZERO tolerance!!!!! Ive had balis past the $500 mark that cant even get that right so Good Job and Thank You Kershaw! Now one caution and one complaint. Caution the Lucha shows up literally sharp enough to shave with. Im pretty sure it was sharper than my straight razor lol a month later even after alll the use and it can still shave my forearm so yes this bad boy can hold an edge. The only thing I wish was that the Lucha had a way to lock the latch after you open it. Ill probably fashion a spring of some kind that can keep the latch straight out when opened so thats really no big deal. All in all You will not find a better Balisong anywhere near this one for the price! it competes with $1,000 knives at 15% the cost making it a killer deal , and last but definitely not least its MADE IN THE USA!!! Home Run Kershaw! Thanks again for the Amazing Flipper!
Flips like the designer had actually FLIPPED a Balisong before rather than just going for a cool design with no idea how it would work IRL. Razor Sharp out of the box, with pretty much perfect action right out of the gate. Latch is a bit tight in the open position, (maybe thin the latch contact on that side just a hair), and while I DO like the handle design, they are a bit on the chunky side weight wise. Nothing I can't live with, but, duly noted. Latch stops were a great add, that many lesser Bali's forget, much to the chagrin of the blade edge. All in all, a DANG FINE Balisong. Brilliant Job Kershaw!
Good product. good price. You ship this with the latch closed. The lever action (through the zen pins) is applying great forces on the pivots. In turn, hurting the original smooth pivots action. During packing, don't close the latch, problem solved.