Bear & Son Cutlery has been making some of the best, low cost butterfly knives on the market for quite some time. The classic model 114 consistently delights new and old butterfly users.
The knife features a 440 stainless steel blade attached to silver stardust die cast handles. The handles boast classic mid level weight. With five slot holes in each handle, the balance between the handles and the blade is fantastic.
The hollow ground, drop point style blade measures 3 5/8″ long. It is attached to the handles with pins. This means you don’t have to worry about maintaining the proper tension with torx screws. The biggest issue with many pin construction butterfly knives is that over time, they get sloppy and are not adjustable to clean up the slop. The Bear & Son 114 doesn’t seem to suffer from this malady. The blade moves loosely in the slots at the top of the handle but it doesn’t get really sloppy over time like many low cost butterfly knives do.
The construction and materials are such that this butterfly knife stands up to some serious use and abuse. Like most novice butterfly users, I have dropped and tossed my 114 many times. It still doesn’t show any serious wear and tear.
One thing I learned is that if you want to learn new moves with your butterfly knife, you are probably going to cut yourself from time to time. One way to fix this is to run a strip of black electrical tape over the sharp edge of the blade. When you make a mistake, it still stings a bit but at least it won’t cut.
If you are looking for an entry level butterfly knife that is going to stand the test of time and abuse, check out the Bear and Son 114. You can find it here on our website. Let me know what you think of yours down below in the comment section.
- Blade Material : 440 Stainless Steel
- Handle Material : Zinc (Epoxy Powder Coat)
- Blade Length : 3-5/8″
- Overall Length : 9-1/4″
- Closed Length : 5″
- Weight : 5 oz.
- Extras : Hollow Ground Blade