Seems to be a buzz word around here
This is actually the most recent incarnation of the fiend/Archfiend series which features the following:
Handles-The handles have been gradually thinned down from 5/8" handle ends to 1/2" pivot area. This prevents the "blocky" feel during certain moves like cherry pickers and blenders yet still gives plenty of control for twirling. You'll also notice that the handle ends have been tapered down as well. This prevents the handles from pinching the meat of your hand and allows for comfortable fanning. I also managed to work in approximately 1/8" more steel onto the spacers. Weight on this one is 4.9 ounces.
Latch-The reason I've been doing more latches out of G10 and carbon fiber is as follows:
It's lighter which means it won't throw off the balance, it doesn't beat up the handle ends being the same hardness of the handle and helps reduce wear, It's easier to work with and allows me to do a legitimate T-latch, and I feel it gives the balisong more of a finished, professional look.
Blade-This one's a tanto, the bowie and trainer will still be available. After experimenting with different grinds, I have found that a 20 degree chisel grind is the cleanest, fastest, and sharpest to do on a blade of this thickness. The only down side is that it will tend to "slant" to the path of least resistance when cutting. So, if you need to cut straight lines into paper or cloth, use scissors.