Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #11 Schrade Manilla Balisong

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
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For years, the middle of the balisong market has been barren. Buyers could either choose cheap or expensive knives, with nothing in-between. Enter the USA-made Schrade Manilla Balisong, which balances quality and affordability. “The Schrade Manilla Butterfly has been a game-changer for us and we couldn’t be more proud of the fact that it’s a USA made knife,” Schrade‘s Andrew Bledsoe tells us.

Unlike cheaper balisongs, the Manilla has solid steel handles made to hold up to the throws and hard falls of balisong flipping. The blade has a sharpened swedge for high cutting performance and is made from D2 for edge retention. At eight ounces, the Manilla is no lightweight; however, all that mass gives it powerful momentum for smooth, predictable flipping performance.

For balisong buyers looking for a dependable, classic butterfly knife that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars, the Schrade Manilla Balisong is a no-brainer.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #10 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Schrade Manilla Balisong

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#11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
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