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First bali - couple of q's - twist vs b200

garrim Jan 20, 2015

  1. Area965

    Area965 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    BM 51 is a great bali for both EDC and learning to flip in original form.

    I got one for $140 with the G10 scales still in great condition (under your budget), but you have to look hard. Mine was used but not abused. I had plan to put Ti scales on, which I did and basically redo the entire knife except the liners.

    If you are handy, you could make it beautiful again with some work.

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  2. garrim

    garrim Average member

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    Looks great!

    I'm prepared to spend the $230 on a new one, it will just take a little longer. It seems the used ones get snatched up real quick, though I will definitely be hawking the for sale section when I'm ready to buy. Anybody know where they can be had for less than $230 new by chance?
     
  3. pyrotech25

    pyrotech25 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Your Twist is in the mail.

    Enjoy Mike!
     
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  4. Dead-On

    Dead-On Grateful Member JDBA Official Member

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    Greens sent:thumbsup:
     
  5. Glenn

    Glenn Sol Invictus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Not sure who that guy was ? :ropeman:

    But they were coated with CeraKote , had different spacers as well as washers.


    Good on you Ben, this is yet another reason I love the Mighty JD. :thumbsup:
     
  6. MostHaggard

    MostHaggard JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    They are up almost every day in The VooDoo as well as on other forums for sale sections. Just yesterday someone put up a like like new 51 for $200 on bladeforums. You may have to hunt around for a couple days, but I say when you have around 180 to 200 start camping the knives for sale thread. You are bound to find one that is in your price range fairly quickly. Good luck and welcome to the hobby! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Kezk

    Kezk JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Id say step up to the plate and buy a bm 51. Unless u want to buy a knife that will fall apart on u or break then yea buy a twist:bwah:
     
  8. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Bali Demon JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I've bought from Keywest Knifeworks before. I had no problems.

    Balisongs are like Lays potato chips, in a way. You can't just own one.

    I said I'd never buy another one, after getting 6. That was over 100+ knives ago.
     
  9. sheneniganer

    sheneniganer Grill Manager

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    You get

    What you pay for. I would save up buy a Benchmade or a BRS.
     
  10. Andy T

    Andy T Gentle Giant JDBA Official Member

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    ^Wrong.^

    You have done a great job as a new member with this thread. You did some research, and applied it to your thought process, THEN you posed your question. Well done- we don't get that much from new members here!:bwah::thumbsup:

    However, one of the problems with new members processing input obtained from other members is that they haven't been around long enough to know who they are talking to. If PS-RagE gives his opinion on a knife, it is legit. He has one of the sickest collections you'll ever see and not only does he buy the Balis, he flips them too. Do some research and check out the pics of PART of his collection. You'll be amazed.

    #understatement
    :bwah:
     
  11. garrim

    garrim Average member

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    This guy is incredible! Rep given. I seriously can't thank you enough. I will definitely enjoy it.

    I didn't mean to disrespect PS-RagE or anything, I was sure at the time that he knows his stuff, and I still feel that way. I hope if I ever have questions he might chime in to offer some of his knowledge and experience.

    I was just being honest though, and quite logical if you think about it. If you were looking at buying a Ford Fusion or Toyota Corolla and someone said they had a Toyota Camry but it broke down all the time so the Corolla must be shit too even though they've never even test drove it, would you just accept that because they've owned 100 cars (except the one in question)? I wouldn't, but that's me. I don't see how I was "wrong" in what I said, maybe a little offensive and I apologize if so, but certainly not wrong. Hopefully you can see where I was coming from now.
     
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  12. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    He's right the Twist's guts will fall out, but, be warned so will the 51. Locktite, or they both fall apart within hours. One is way harder to assemble than the other...
     
  13. garrim

    garrim Average member

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    I just watched CalviNNation's 51 video talking about that, didn't realize the 51 would need it, knew about the Twist though. Interesting he said in the video his 42 never needed it in almost a year of flipping.

    Which Loctite should I go for? Some said red is unnecessary, some of the blue requires primer. I have a small bottle of blue that was included for bolts on my motorcycle, should be good enough if it can withstand all that vibration I would think?

    I'm going to guess the Twist is the one that is harder to assemble.
     
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  14. dmanvieth

    dmanvieth Huge member

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    There is so many parts to a 51 that it is complicated as fuck to assemble it.
     
  15. garrim

    garrim Average member

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    Ah ok, makes sense. I'm pretty handy, not too worried about it.
     
  16. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Yup... if you're a tard.
     
  17. Looseyfur

    Looseyfur OG Flipper JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    hahahahah :thumbsup:
     
  18. jamex

    jamex Organic Polygraph JDBA Official Member

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    paging timmay! :manganr:
     
  19. garrim

    garrim Average member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQTEtIfRmg8

    Disassembly and reassembly seems pretty straightforward in this video (form a JD member to boot!), nothing too daunting for me.

    Now I'm even more thankful for pyrotech25 sending me his Twist so I have something to play with while the Loctite dries on the BM51, surely an excruciating 24 hours.
     
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  20. VashHash

    VashHash JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    It's worth the wait to let it fully cure
     

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