Bxndxge Stitch Handles [Pre-Order]
- Compatible with Bladerunners Systems Replicant and Squid Industries Krake Raken blades.
- Grade 5 Titanium handles with orange peel finish.
- Bushings with bronze phosphor washers.
- Adjustable balance with removable tungsten weight system.
- Polyurethane Zippy spacers with positive "sawtooth" jimping.
- Polyurethane handle inlays.
- Weight: Full builds typically weigh between 3.8 oz to 4.2 oz
- 2x Stitch Handles.
- 2x Zippy Spacers with tungsten weights.
- 4x Zippy handle Inlays (up to 8x inlays may be installed in the Stitch at one time).
- All hardware (pivots, bushings, zen pins, washers) required for assembly.
- Pre-order wait time: ~8 weeks from time of purchase.
- Pre-order will be open for ~2 weeks. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or @bxndxgeknives on Instagram.
- 0x weights: quite neutral.
- 1x weight: fairly neutral.
- 2x weights: Very light handle bias.
- 3x weights: Moderate handle bias.
- 4x+ weights Very handle biased, only a handful of users will opt for this balance.
- 0x weights: Very blade biased.
- 1x weight: Very blade biased.
- 2x weights: Blade biased.
- 3x weights: Dead neutral, possible hint of blade bias.
- 4x weights: Fairly neutral, hint of handle bias.
- 5x weights: Slight handle bias.
- I have not yet tested the balance in this configuration. Being 0.077 oz less than the Tanto rep, I believe the balance will be shifted to the handles by 1-2x tungsten weights per spacer (e.g., use 1-2x fewer tungsten weights per spacer compared to Tanto for comparable balance profile).
- 0x weights: quite neutral.
- 1x weight: fairly neutral.
- 2x weights: Light handle bias.
- 3x weights: Moderate handle bias.
- 4x+ weights: Very handle biased, only a handful of users will opt for this balance.
This listing is a Pre-Order for the Bxndxge Stitch balisong handles (no blade is included). Made by Bxndxge Knives (Bandage, not bondage!) in collaboration with Zippy, the "Stitch" handles are a Titanium rehandle mod compatible with blades from both the BRS Replicant and Squid Industries Krake Raken balisongs.
This listing includes the handles and all hardware and spacers necessary to assembly a Stitch--the customer must supply their own blade.
What's in the package?
The spacers are made in-house from a rubbery, shatter-proof polyurethane. They feature positive "sawtooth" jimping and an adjustable weight system to enable your Stitch to flip great with the stock Kukri blade, as well as Replicant and Kraken blades.
-Positive "sawtooth" jimping for extra grip and comfort.
-Adjustable Balance: Each Zippy spacer holds up to 5x tungsten weights, which enable you to fine tune the Stitch balance profile to your preference, no matter which blade you are running. Each spacer weights 0.039 oz empty, or up to 0.146 oz with all 5x tungsten weights installed.
Zippy Handle Inlays
Customize your Bxndxge Stitch with different colors, or add additional handle inlays to conceal the spacers/weights visible through the bottom "X" handle cutouts. These cosmetic inlays are made in-house from a rubbery, shatter-proof polyurethane.
-Included with each Stitch handle order are 4x inlays (enough to fill either the middle, or the bottom cutouts). To fill every cutout, you will need 8x inlays.
-Conceal the spacers and weight system by installing these inlays in the bottom "X" cutout, or change the color of the stock handle inlays in middle "X" cutout.
-All 4x inlays weighs 0.08 oz; there is no observed impact on balance.
-Pop in with your thumb, and can be removed (carefully) with a plastic-coated paperclip (to prevent scratching the Ti).
Recommended balance configurations:
Stock Kukri Blade (0.1228 oz)
BRS Replicant Tanto Blade (1.571 oz)
BRS Replicant Alt Blade (1.494 oz)
Squid Industries Bowie (1.314 oz) and Tanto (1.264 oz) Blades
I was lucky enough to snag one from his last drop. It's very very neutral with no weights and even 2 weights feel neutral and requires more energy to get movements smooth. I prefer 3 weights, tad handle bias but that helps carry the momentum well, especially cause the stitch handles are LONG. A tad longer than machinewise handles lol. Overall it's slowly becoming one of my favorite daily flippers.
I have a complete Stitch and I love it. The handles being compatible with Krakens and Reps is really cool and gives you a lot of options for how to use them. Plus they come with the best spacers out there.
I snagged a stitch from the first drop and it's been amazing. Stitch handles on the stitch recurve blade felt amazing to flip. Handles feel long but feels real good when flipping. The zippy ends give the stitch some very good jimping and the adjustable weights helps for changing up the balance. Especially when changing up the blades. It's very easy to change from kraken to reps. I've tried bowies, tantos, kraken reblades from maikuro, to many rep blades. The thing that makes this shine is how versatile it is.
Got my stitch in the first drop and it's gunna be hard to get this thing out of my hands for the foreseeable future. Considering getting a second pair of handles just for my rep reblade because I don't wanna take this masterpiece apart
I was lucky enough to be included in the Stitch passaround and got to try these handles out before they were released. Very cool design, extremely customizable weight distribution which pairs well with the multiple blade platforms the handles are compatible with. The grip was great with the cutouts and I liked how the the Zippy spacers stood proud of the scales, made the jimping feel a lot more functional. The red handle inlays with the Xs made me think of that Vin Diesel movie but it's cool, there are hella color options. If you've ever flipped a Kirat 2, these handles feel like that except better in every way. Buy them if you can get in on a drop, I'm sure you'll be able to find a blade and a balance that suits you.
Zippy ships international, but the buyer accepts the risk for lost, damaged, or seized packages-it is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing and using this product. It is the customer's responsibilities to be aware of all import requirements when ordering, including but not limited to paying customs/import/duty fees. All international customers: it is your responsibility to looking up your country's customs requirements when you order to ensure you are in compliance, and interface with your country's customs and pay all associated fees if necessary.
For EU customers, be advised that customs will apply a VAT fee of approximately 30€ for importing products that exceed 100€. This is subject to change depending on up-to-date EU regulations; it is the customer's responsibility to verify this at the time of your purchase.
For questions and concerns (looking at you, Aussies), please contact me at email@example.com. If the Zippy is shipped in 2 packages, you will need to assemble the trainer following these instructions:
My package hasn't arrived, or my package is lost; what should I do?
Noooooo! Don't panic yet. So far I've never actually had a package get lost in the mail, although delays with USPS aren't unheard of, especially if the shipping is international. If you're a US-customer and your package is lost in the mail, appears lost in the mail, or was marked delivered but wasn't actually delivered, call the USPS immediately (1-800-275-8777)**. The faster they get on the case, the more likely you'll reach a timely resolution and get your Zippy ASAP. You can email me about it, but once I ship it out, I don't have access to any additional information that you don't--I'm just going to refer you to call the shipping carrier for resolution.
If you are an international customer and your package hasn't arrived yet, contact your local postal service that interfaces with USPS to evaluate the situation--worst case scenario you may need to reach out to customs to see if your package made it through or was seized. It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all local laws and regulations when importing my products.
Hopefully your package is just delayed (this has always been the case historically when a package appears lost), but if it is actually lost in the mail, I'm very sorry. Believe it or not, it's just as heartbreaking for me as it is for you, since I make every balisong myself and put a lot of love into each one. Unfortunately, I am unable to take responsibility for packages that get lost in the mail (or seized by customs). I offer a variety of shipping options which have different levels of pricing and reliability/risk, and it's up to you to choose what is best for you. I am unable to replace lost packages for free, since each product takes me a considerable amount of time and financial investment to make; I'm not a big Amazon company that manufactures their stuff overseas. Thank you for understanding.
Warranty & Returns
If part of the Zippy breaks within 1 year of purchase and it affects functionality, I will replace it for free. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to qualify for this policy, the issue must affect the function of the balisong. Normal wear and tear (including scratches and dings caused by repeated impact) is not covered by this warranty unless it affects the functionality of the balisong or I determine it to be the result of a manufacturing defect. In order to reduce cost for the customer, the Diode is not covered under the Zippy Warranty. Replacement Diode parts can be purchased here.
Worn M2 x 0.4mm nylock nuts are consumables and should be replaced from time to time if you disassemble frequently--these are not covered by the warranty.
Returns & Order Cancellation
I do not accept returns or refunds. All orders are final. Packages that are delayed or lost in the mail are not my responsibility. Many of my products are made-to-order and by the time you contact me to cancel, I may have already begun working on your parts. I am a one-man operation and returns are far too time consuming and costly to deal with. I appreciate you supporting my small business.
Zippy Balisong LLC modifications are aftermarket mods that the customer installs themselves. The mods do not include a knife or trainer, and it is the customer's responsibility to follow the assembly instructions (listed on each product page) when installing the aftermarket Zippy mods. If you have any questions during the assembly process whatsoever, do not hesitate to contact me for clarification (email@example.com). Improper installation can lead to property damage and injury, and the onus is on the customer to abide by safe practices when assembling and using these products--any injuries or damage to the customer's knife/trainer or other property during the assembly process or use of the balisong is the responsibility of the customer. Balisongs (whether trainers or knives with a sharp edge) carry inherent risks, and it is the customer's responsibility to operate all Zippy-modded balisongs in a safe and responsible manner to themselves, and everyone around them, including pets and property. To ensure safety, the customer must verify proper hardware tightness (including threadlock and installation), structural integrity of the balisong and all installed mods, and function of the balisong and all modifications prior to each use. It is the customer's responsibility to read the entire product description for each Zippy product they use to ensure they are using the product within recommended guidelines (for example, per the product desccription: the ZippyLucha should not be used at a functional work knife or manipulated over hard surfaces such as concrete). It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all international, federal, and local laws and regulations when importing and using these products.
Zippers, Cycloids, and Diode's are not real knives. These products are balisong trainers, not real knives. The blades are made of plastic, weighted with tungsten. This is not a weapon or a cutting tool and is used for recreation and training only. It is the customer's responsibility to comply with all international, federal, and local laws and regulations when importing and using these products.
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How do I maintain my Zippy?
For disassembly, tuning, and balance adjustment information, please see the Maintenance guide. All Zippy Balisongs ship with weights installed, but are easily adjustable for whichever balance profile you prefer.