87®

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$600.00
About the product
The past inspires the future and while it all started in 1987, nothing about this billet titanium Bali-song® is old school. Made in USA.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: Bali-Song®
Action: Bali-Song®
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 4.50" (11.43cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.124" (3.145mm)
Open Length: 10.00" (25.4cm)
Closed Length: 5.50" (13.97cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.46" (1.17mm)
Weight: 5.37oz. (152.24g)
Sheath Weight: 0.66oz. (18.71g)

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A review from: David
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The 87 is my first Bali-song. I bought the knife honestly for the blade, love the way it looks. The handles make it look tactical which was another reason I like it. Couldn't really tell how it felt using it due to the fact that it has blade rub. So I flipped it probably less the 20 times. It's currently back at benchmade and I hope they replace the handle as well. This was going to be the start of my Bali song collection and wasn't really going to use it. But other then that it feels great in your hands and just damn pretty you can stare at it all day. Lol.
A review from: Brian
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I'm at a loss for words... The reason for the price is very clear. Milled (not molded) handles, S30V steel, thrust bearing washers, magnetic latch, made in USA... do I need to go on? If you want a cheap bali, this is not it. This is a high end, quality performance balisong. This knife is not thrown together, tossed into a box and shipped out. The process alone for milling the one piece titanium handles alone take a lot of time and work. There is almost no handle play yet smooth movement. The knife is very light. It is heavier than the 42, but feels like it's lighter. I imagine that is because it's a large knife and you expect it to weight more than it does. If your looking for a high end meticulous built balisong, don't let the price scare you. This knife is well worth the price point and I would have paid a little bit more for it. I love my 42, 62, and 51 and I will admit that I am bias being a huge fan of Benchmade, but this is an amazing knife. And it is the best balisong from Benchmade yet. Pick one up and it will sell itself.
A review from: Mike
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Let's get this out of the way first: This knife will probably be not only the best in your collection for aesthetics as well as use simultaneously but everyone will think it's the most bad ass thing they ever saw. If you like knives or balisong this is a must have for a collection as it can easily crown your collection of production balisong. It and the sheath are very functional, and as an added bonus the layperson will not be afraid of it when it's on your belt unlike the morpho or traditionals/6x/4x. Also, let's disperse with the fact I don't spell balisong right as it's bali-song or broken-(ox)horn.

The price is the stickler. Does everyone remember how it was not too long ago you could get full titanium handles with 154CM blade steel on a balisong from benchmade for 150 bucks? Does everyone remember when pacific dropped cheap balisong you had fun with that also had above average builds? The 87 comes with ONLY s30v steel and it's priced like it's s110v, and you could get titanium handles from a lot of other companies for 100~200 dollars . I think this should be around half the price is all. I'm willing to ignore of some these thought if it's something like we're paying for living wages to Americans and providing them healthcare but then it'd be 450 not 600. Nothing wrong with the knife though.
A review from: Robert
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Quick summary for those wanting to get to the point, it’s a great knife, I have some nitpicks and I don’t think the price point is where it should be but otherwise a lot of fun. If you want more than that read on.
I’ve been a fan of butterfly knives for a while, especially Benchmade brand. When I found out about the 87 I was really excited for a higher end knife and tried to get one on line….. and failed. I’ve been looking all year and had no luck until yesterday when I happened to see one at a gun store that was also a Benchmade dealer and snatched it up. One thing I didn’t realize is that apparently only one, serialized, 400 piece run of the knives have been made so far. I have serial number 308,  which is why they are so hard to come by right now.
At first glance it’s a big knife, not so much in length but in width. It’s a really wide knife in the handle and in the blade. With it locked open it looks like your holding a straight razor. My first nitpick is that the handle is kind of uncomfortably wide when the knife is open but the locking mechanism is not engaged. My second quibble is the lack of a pocket clip. I really like the clip on the Morpho, it was a good index point for my hand, and while you flipping masters out there may laugh at me, you are going to want to know where your fingers are with this thing because it is RAZOR sharp. I was able to use it to shave, not kidding. While the blade is both fantastic looking and in function the handles are kind of ugly, at least to me. They look like unfinished billet metal straight out of a CNC machine. That being said it feels indestructible, and the titanium handles provide a really nice grip. Also the locking mechanism is the best one I have ever seen on a butterfly knife.
Now for the big elephant in the room, the price. At a MSRP of 600$, I got it retail at 550$, is way too expensive for the value. With Benchmade’s military/police discount it comes down to 420$ which is closer but still high. What you’re getting for that money is the words “Titanium” and “S30V”, keep in mind you can get the “titanium” word, and the better(who really knows) word “S35V” in the BRS Alpha Infinity for MSRP 430$. But if these are that important to you, go for it. The function of the knife isn’t really any bit noticeably different then Benchmade’s cheaper butterfly knives, it’s a bit better than the 62 but not quite as good as the 51. And while I don’t know how much S30V is running these days the value of titanium is not this high, I could have bought a new Glock for the cost of this knife. Thankfully, I can afford toys like this without caring if its overpriced, but if you need to be a bit more discerning with your dollar, as much as I like it I would not recommend this knife.

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