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New Tanto FGX Balisong

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by The Whip, Jun 11, 2019 at 7:28 PM.

  1. The Whip

    The Whip

    559
    Jan 28, 2007
    I figured that someone would beat me to this, but I haven't even seen it mentioned anywhere else. Cold Steel debuted a new tanto version of its FGX Balisong at Blade Show this past weekend.

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    It's a big knife! Here's a side-by-side with an XL Voyager for perspective.

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    Based on the comments I've seen about the dagger-bladed original, people were clamoring for a single-edged model. This is a very nice fulfillment of that request, and it seemed to be very popular at the Cold Steel booth. (Balisongs were all the rage throughout the show this year.) Price was the same for both versions.

    In true Cold Steel fashion, on Saturday you could try your hand at meeting a performance challenge. Cold Steel had marked one of the new balisong tantos about three quarters of the way up the blade. If, in three tries, you could stab the knife into stacked cardboard all the way up to the mark, you received an FGX Balisong tanto for free. Most people couldn't do it, but not for lack of trying! More than a few earned their free knives, however.

    Me? I was a sucker and bought mine the day before the contest....

    -Steve
     
  2. Hungryone

    Hungryone

    6
    Apr 10, 2011
    The Whip, thanks for the heads up. I ordered one today :thumbsup:
     
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  3. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

    37
    Mar 1, 2018
    I purchased one of the double-edged models last week. I didn't know about this one, but I think I'll have to buy one. The former is a little dicey for practicing flipping. Lynn says that the reason he decided to go with the double-edged version initially was because he felt it would be a better self-defense knife. At first glance, I thought that the CS plastic products were foolish, but I've found that I now own several of them. They are usefull and provide a lot of bang for the buck.
     
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  4. The Whip

    The Whip

    559
    Jan 28, 2007
    You aren't kidding! These FGX balisongs are especially amazing values for the price. With butterfly knife prices continually climbing for even entry-level models, I think Cold Steel is going to sell these knives like hotcakes.

    -Steve
     

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