Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #4 BRS Replicant

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #4 BRS Replicant
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Bladerunners Systems (BRS) had their ear to the balisong community when they designed the Replicant. It’s packed with features that flippers look for, like rounded handles and a crowned blade spine that make fast twists and twirls more comfortable. In a marketplace where production balisongs can sell for $500+, the Replicant offers truly elite performance for less. “In fact, a Replicant was used by the winner of the 2017 Bali Royal Showdown at Blade Show this year,” BRS Co-founder Edward Anthonis tells us. “It is known in the community to be a superior performer and is a very popular go-to for daily use and flipping alike.”

BRS was founded in 2010 with one goal, to make the best balisong knives in the world. Everything is manufactured in the USA with an eye towards durability, precision, and flipping performance. The Replicant is their ‘lightweight’ balisong model, constructed with titanium liners and a choice of G-10 or carbon fiber scales. The carbon fiber version is their best seller this year, offering a compelling package to the serious balisong enthusiast: generous size, graceful balance, sturdy construction, and premium materials. Today, even as BRS expands their catalog to include fixed blades and conventional folders, their focus remains on high-performance balisongs. Recently, they introduced a more affordable balisong, the Barebones, which aims to bring BRS’ high level of flipping performance to an even broader audience.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #3 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: BRS Replicant

#25 Benchmade Freek
#24 ESEE-CL1 Cleaver
#23 Kershaw Reverb
#22 Condor Primitive Bush Knife
#21 We Knife Co. 708 Karambit Flipper
#20 Gerber Center-Drive
#19 Steel Will Cutjack
#18 Mora Companion
#17 Spyderco Polestar
#16 Microtech Tachyon III
#15 CRKT Snap Lock
#14 Cold Steel Knives Steel Tiger Karambit
#13 Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble
#12 TOPS El Chete
#11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
#10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka
#09 SOG Baton Q2
#08 Olamic Wayfarer 247
#07 CRKT Pilar
#06 Benchmade Proper
#05 Zero Tolerance 0850
#04 BRS Replicant
#03 Buck 110 Auto
#02 Kershaw Al Mar AM-4
#01 Spyderco Para 3