Cold Steel is proud to introduce a completely legal version of the butterfly knife that we call The Paradoxô. Itís designed from the ground up to specifically mimic a traditional Balisong or Butterfly knife in every respect but one Ė it canít be opened with one hand! Thatís right, the Paradox ô is not a switchblade, gravity knife, or assisted opener and canít be opened without the use of both hands. So, while it looks like a classic Butterfly knife from the early 80ís, and feels like one in your hand, it isnít. Itís a legal Balisong!
Its twin handles feature two integral springs that are similar to a conventional slip joint folder. Originally pioneered in our Black Rock Hunter, they are designed to rotate 180 degrees around the bladeís unique split tang and use strong opposing spring tension to lock the blade open or hold it firmly closed. Donít worry about it taking two hands to get it into action, since once its opened it will never close inadvertently. Plus, its locking mechanism is impervious to the most violent stress and shock imaginable.
Every detail of the Paradoxô is a testament to Cold Steelís renowned craftsmanship. The leaf shaped blade is hollow ground from imported Japanese AUS 8A Stainless (instead of the cheap steel used by our competitors) and, due to the latest advances in heat treatment, it offers a thin, ultra keen edge that lasts.
The skeletonized handles are CNC machined from solid billets of 6061 aluminum (instead of being cheaply cast out of zinc) and feature a hard-anodized coating to reduce scratches and oxidation. If youíre a Balisong fan, but donít want to take the risk of being arrested, the Paradoxô is a terrific alternative. Clip it to your waistband or pocket where it screams "CUSTOM HAND MADE BALISONG".