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  1. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    While it's running? Could give new meaning to :balitrickfail:

    :bwah:
     
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  2. Shawnjohn999999

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    I hope everyone got a 51 for Christmas so they can talk from experience instead of "I've heard" nonsense. Ape that video was harsh and hurt my feelings.
     
  3. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Aw.. sorry bout that Bilo.

    *** :tobeyou:
     
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  4. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    I've heard that this post sucks. Again, just what I heard. I have no dog in this fight so don't get mad at me. I'm just the messenger.

    ***New Years resolution...be nicer:Applause:
     
  5. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Whatever. Going back to the original post the 51 is faster. Ape is just a hater. It's ok. The rest of the haters can get bent also.
     
  6. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    !
     
  7. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    So it's a split?
     
  8. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Ladders roll easier out of a Chaplin with a 51 too imo.
     
  9. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    U are the problem. U bring no positive energy my friend.
     
  10. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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  11. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Bogus
     
  12. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    U bought a 62 so where are you at. Talk is cheap.
     
  13. RexRippin

    RexRippin Little Member

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    Talking to me?? In the last month I’ve bought....
    A 42as, a 42 springer, another 62, an 87, and an alpha beast... I’ve sold 2 42’s, a tachyon 2, one of my 62’s. This whole thread is really dumb, but I will say, I have had my ti-51 the longest out of all my bali’s, I don’t think it’s going anywhere, but either is my replicant or my alpha beast.
     
  14. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    I I I me me me. Whatever dude.
     
  15. RexRippin

    RexRippin Little Member

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    You’re not bringing any positive energy!!!
     
  16. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    The 51 is so light and buttery smooth. No comparison.
     
  17. RoninFlipper

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    Bringing this back to topic

    I remember when Benchmade teased the 51 so many moons ago. They dropped the specs and immediately people started blowing gaskets. See, every knife back then was made out of some kind of metal- a BM42 was considered as light as you could get with a quality Balisong. G10? That was some space age substance no one heard of.

    You didn’t even see more conventional knives using that back then, much less Balisongs. So folks were seriously thinking Benchmade sold out and went full Zinc-and nearly everyone was convinced it would be a shit flipper. Cause, obviously it would be too light.

    They really trolled us all with the 51. Soon as it dropped the 42 was history. You got a knife that was just as capable with none of the durability flaws and was lighter to boot. The 42 basically stopped being relevant -and it would have stayed that way were it not for Chloe Grace-Moretz.

    But that’s a different story. Bottom line , without the 51 there’d be no CF Bas or G10 Rep (among others). Benchmade paved the modern bali world with that knife , and it’s something they do deserve props for.
     
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  18. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade LUC4 JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    The 4x series was history because its expensive to make I thought. Thats why the chAB is a BIG deal. A full Ti channel bali thats made for flippers. Just wish I could get one for msrp.
     
  19. RoninFlipper

    RoninFlipper Little Member

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    Yes and no. Back in the day the titanium molds for the BM42 were worn out, and it wasn’t cost effective for Benchmade to remake them .

    Frankly Benchmade today is a totally different company then the one who made the 42 and 51. They’re a mass contract tool knife supply company now, for better or worse. Even if they had the $ they’d never do it, cause flippers don’t buy knives in $10 mil. batches. The US DoD does, so we get tool knives that pretend to be flippers (87 and 62).
     
  20. Shawnjohn999999

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    I have an 87 on the way. I am psyched. Your info was great. Thanks. I feel like they have to keep evolving to stay competitive. Who knows what they will bring out next but they are having trouble keeping up with the demand. Let's be honest. Back orders on knife and bhq.
     

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