BRS Bladerunners Systems Barebones Balisong Butterfly Knife, Clip Point Blade, Skeletonized Stainless Steel Handles


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BRSBB: Barebones
Bladerunners Systems

Introducing the Barebones! The foundation of the Barebones' design consisted of two objectives; to make a balisong that everyone could afford and to maintain the high-performance level that BRS Knives are known for. Well, goal accomplished in the Barebones. It's a sleek design that takes similar form and dimensions as its predecessors (Alpha Beast and Replicant), but fuses its own unique attributes to make it a one of a kind flipper. 

The Barebones features all-stainless-steel framed handles that are skeletonized to maintain optimum balance and reduce weight. You will find that Barebones is a very neutral handling balisong. It can be flipped fast or slow and really can adapt to a variety of manipulation styles. Coupled with extended handle dimensions the weight is very well distributed.

Blade steel is the ever robust 154CM to provide a lifetime of cutting performance and reliability. Hardware is all stainless steel including the latch. 

Whether you are just starting out as a flipper and new to balisongs or a long-time veteran of the sport, you will find the Barebones to be an optimum performer. Like all BRS products, it's battle-ready out of the box and has performance at the forefront of design!
  • Blade Length: 4.50"
  • Handle Length: 5.625"
  • Overall Length: 9.875"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Clip Point, Bayonet Grind
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 5.7 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Jack H
In my house
May 01, 2018
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Most Solid Balisong you could find, period
This is by far the most solid bali I've ever seen. Sure I wish I had the money to try those full channel titanium balisongs such as the Marfione Tachyon or the Benchmade 87, but the first time you drop a titanium piece on hard floor, is the day you'll cry! However, this bali can take a real beating and barely show scratches and wear. Totally solid. Due to the weight and sharpness, it's a real threat to the user though! I just cut my self really deep in the index finger and it sucks! Totally worth it.
5 out of 5
Small town USA
Jan 07, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip
≈BRS≈ Barebones is #satisfaction
I have been a supporter of ~BRS~ for a while now. I love the approach to Balisong/Butterfly knife design and manufacturing in the intention of the flipper and entire lifestyle. The name says it all as others have stated in other reviews. It is a very good affordable knife for whatever your reason is for getting the Barebones. It has a bit of weight to it but it is easy to get used to and adjust the way you flip it compared to other lighter weight Balis. I also have to consider how lucky you are to have a - BRS - knife, I love the 3 designs that they produce but they are in demand and they are not always manufacture enough to satisfy everyone that wants to buy the new product before they are sold out. Alpha Beast, Replicants and Barebones are all individually different but at the same time they are top quality. I wasn't disappointed with the Barebones that I purchased and I would say that I pick it up and flip it at least once a day.
4 out of 5
Dec 19, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Good for the price.
For the price point, you are getting a decent flipper. The only gripes I have are pretty much what others have shared--weight, sharp edges on the handle, latch sucks, will get more sore and bruised when flipping for extended periods compared to other designs in the BRS lineup. Biggest are ricochets--they hurt. A lot. Heavy handle and/or sharp handle edges hitting your knuckle means you will see it the next day. If you have the money, upgrading to an infinity would be the way to go but for this price, its not bad. Just rough around the edges. It's pretty much barebones, as the name suggests. But in this price range, it's the best you are going to get.
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