Kershaw Knives: Lucha - All Steel Butterfly Knife - 5150
Whether you're a novice or experienced butterfly flipper, you'll fall in love with the Kershaw Lucha. This made-in-USA butterfly knife has the quality and balance required to feel and perform like a butterfly knife should. The all-steel handles are your first impression of the knife in your hand, and their rounded bevels ensure that the knife feels totally comfortable in your hand. Even the latch is rounded so it never catches as you flip. The latch is designed with a positive stop so it can't rotate in the path of the blade. At the pivot point of both sides is Kershaw's KVT ball-bearing system that provides an effortless glide to the swinging hardware. The blade itself is 14C28N stainless steel, formulated with increased nitrogen to provide excellent corrosion resistance and hardenability. Kershaw was meticulous in the design of the blade, tapering it to maintain front-end weight that helps it to pendulum around smoothly. The Lucha was designed with input from real-world butterfly users, and it has the sort of quality that will make it hard to put down.
|Dual KVT ball-bearing pivots|
|Rounded handle bevels|
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I have always been impressed with Kershaw quality, especially for the price and the Kershaw 5150 is no exception. For the $119 shipped 02/21/2020 I can honestly say there have been no butterfly knives in this price range worth spending your money on, until now. This knive would put a smile on my face for twice the price. It flips pretty well so far but I'm also still getting used to it so it may flip amazing in familiar hands. The balance seems very good though. This thing is buttery smooth with its bearings leaving virtually zero side to side play. This is a fairly large bali, its longer tip to tail than my benchmade 87 which I used to think was a large bali. There is so much quality in this knife you can feel the moment you pick it up. A word of caution... it comes razor sharp and the tip is sharpened to such a fine point it will probably chip off if dropped onto concrete while flipping, not that I'm complaining since I personally love the blade geometry. If you are wondering if the juice is worth the squeeze with this knife, short answer is yes and then some.