Rare Benchmade 49-03 Stainless Steel Butterfly Knife (Kriss)

We are pretty fond of Benchmade over at Blade HQ. I know I just barely published a post on the Benchmade 53, but I came across this while I was browsing on our website and had to share:


This is a Benchmade 49-03, and it is a very rare butterfly. It’s number 23 out of a 100-knife limited run. It’s not your typical Benchmade, as it has a Kriss blade. The overall length of this knife is 9.40 inches, the blade length is 4.10 inches, and it weighs 7.29 ounces. It also features a spring latch and a double-edged blade.

We got this knife from a knife collector, and it is still in top-notch condition. It also comes with its original presentation box and paperwork.

This Benchmade is a unique collector’s item, and it’s one that isn’t easy to come across. If you’re in the market for a butterfly that will stand out in your collection, consider this Benchmade.

We’ve got lots of other options for you at Blade HQ, so be sure to check out our massive butterfly selection!

Benchmade 53 Bali-Song


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Balisongs are amazing, but sometimes you need something you can take with you anywhere, and let’s be honest; not all places are knife friendly. When you find yourself in those situations, consider the BaliYo: The BaliYo was created by Spyderco, and it’s actually pretty cool. The BaliYo functions just like a butterfly knife because you can flip … Continue reading

In Stock: Limited Run Bradley Kimura Balisongs


If you’re a fan of Bradley balisongs, then you probably know that the Kimura series has been discontinued. However, over here at Blade HQ we got our hands on a limited run  of Kimuras, specifically the Kimura IX and X. Take a look: The Kimura 9 has a mirror polished finish and a spear point … Continue reading

Tachyon II: Steel Barrel Spacers


I wanted to use today’s post to draw your attention to these: These are stainless steel spacers for the Microtech Tachyon II with a Bowie blade. You might not have even known these existed, but they’re pretty great. You can actually remove the stock aluminum spacers from the Tachyon II and replace them with these. … Continue reading

Plethora of Custom Butterfly Knives at Blade HQ


There seriously are so many awesome butterfly knives at Blade HQ that it’s hard to give them all the attention they deserve here on the blog. There are a few custom butterfly makers in particular that I really like and that haven’t made an appearance on the butterfly knife blog thus far. Take a look … Continue reading