Weight Caps [Rubbery Handle Caps with Adjustable Weights]
These custom-made Zippy handle caps are designed and manufactured in house from a rubbery polyurethane and are virtually indestructible. They protect the handles from drops*** or add weight and balance adjustment with removable tungsten weights.
-A set of two handle caps weighs 0.13 oz empty, or 0.26 oz weighted with the included Tungsten.
-Removable Tungsten weights to adjust the balance with just a ball-point pen or any rigid, thin, metal object.
-95A shore hardness: flexible and rubbery--protects handles by absorbing shock during drops.
-Not brittle, won't shatter on drops.
-Internal ridges to grip the jimping on your Zippy Balisongs, so they don't slide off during drops.
-Low friction exterior - won't interfere with flips.
-330% elongation and abrasion resistant--extremely durable.
-If your goal is solely to protect the handles of your balisong, I recommend using these caps without weights or the Zippy Slim Caps: since the weight caps are designed primarily to work with Zippys, and the cap material is flexible and rubbery, there is always the risk that a tungsten weight contacts and "dings" the ends of your handles on a direct drop (this has not been tested with 3rd party balisongs). Slim caps do not house removable Tungsten weights, and therefore offer the best handle protection (alongside weight caps with all the weights removed).
(This is a 2-pack of handle caps).
***These Zippy handle caps have been tested to fit on the following balisongs from other makers: [***PLEASE READ***Note that while the Zippy caps fit a variety of other balisongs, they were designed chiefly to work with Zippy's, and it's not yet clear how different handle shapes do/do not contact the tungsten weights during hard drops. Use with tungsten in at your own risk, as there is always the risk that tungsten hits the bottom of your handle on a drop, since the caps are a flexible rubbery material. I am not responsible for any damage your handles take during drops when used with 3rd party balisongs***PLEASE READ***]
Atropos Demon & Demon 2 w/Ti Channel Handles--Fits all Atropos blade styles with Ti handles.
Atropos Fortress 2 Spy
Atropos Kirat BRO--Will not fit, too tight.
Atropos Razor Lite CF--Will not fit.
Atropos Smoke BRO--Will not fit.
BBBarfly Bar-Racuda—Fits but will stretch out the cap for other balis.
BBBarfly FireFly--Will not fit, too tight.
BM51 Flyti scales, with and without pocket clip--Will not fit.
Biegler Archon--Will not fit.
BiteBlades Titan--Will not fit.
Black Balisong Channel Da'Purge
Black Balisong Da'Purge V2
Black Balisong Reaper/Segadora
Black Balisong Valkyrie
Black Balisong Xolo
Boker Plus--Will not fit, too tight.
Bradley Kimura CF--Will not fit.
Bradley Kimura VII--Will not fit.
BRS Aluminum Barebones
BRS Latchless Channel Alpha Beast
BRS Replicant--Will not fit, too tight
BRS Replicant w/ FoxFire Thick kit--Will not fit, too tight.
BRS Replicant w/FoxFire Kitsune Handles--Will not fit, too tight.
BRS Replicant w/Squiggle Scales
Ceroni Trinidad Scorpion
Canto Angler--Will not fit, too tight.
Cold Steel FGX--Will not fit.
EOS Serpent--Will not fit.
Fellowship Blades Medusa
Fellowship Blades Pit Viper--Will not fit.
Flytanium Talisong Z
Fox Blackfox--Will not fit.
Glidr Original 4
Grind Tactical Balitac--Will not fit.
Heibel Sapient--Will not fit.
Hinderer Nieves--Slightly loose but still fits decently and don't fall off when flipping.
Hom Basilisk-R CF--Will not fit.
Hom Prodigy (Mod. C)
Hom Spector Evo
Jimpy Sentinel--Too loose.
JK Designs Orca
Kershaw Lucha--Too loose.
Kershaw Lucha w/ Flytanium Ti handles--Slightly loose but don't fall off when flipping.
Kershaw Lucha w/ Flytanium Aluminum handles--Fit but slightly tight, will stretch out the caps so they won't fit on other balis.
Kershaw Lucha w/Zippy Handles
Kershaw Lucha w/Zippy Spacers
Lovins Strix Custom--Won't fit.
LDY Sirius V2--have received one report that they are too tight and another that they do fit.
MachineWise Maryn Lite
MachineWise Maryn Ti
Mantis Thistle--Won't fit.
Maxace Obsidian--Won't fit.
Maxace Pian--Won't fit.
Maxace Serpent Striker II
Microtech Tachyon II & III
NRB Nemesis—Fit loosely but don't fall off when flipping.
NRB Turbocast—Too loose
NRB Vortex V1 and V2
Prince Customs SYN—Too loose
Squiddy (all variants)
Squid Kraken V2 and V2.5--Specific customer feedback indicated that these caps improved flipping and sound of the Tanto Kraken.
Squid Mako V3, V4, V4.5
Squid Squidtrainer V3.5
Squid Triton V2
Svix Zephyr V4.5
Svix Gale--Fits, but loosely.
Taylor Mania Solidsong
Tay Flipper--Will not fit, too tight.
Terrain 365 Invictus Bali-Ti--Will not fit.
Zieba Pro EDC--Will not fit,
Zippy Cycloid v1 and v1.6
Zippy Zipper v1 and v2
How do I maintain my Zippy?
For disassembly, tuning, and balance adjustment information, please see the FAQ. All Zippy Balisongs ship with weights installed, but are easily adjustable for whichever balance profile you prefer.
What does the Balisong ship with?
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. For questions and concerns (looking at you, Aussies), please contact me at email@example.com. Shipping to AUS is done in 2 packages, and you will need to assemble the trainer following these instructions:
For EU customers, be advised that customs will apply a VAT fee of approximately 30€ for importing this product.
Warranty, Returns, and Shipping
Warranty -1 year - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If part of the Zippy breaks within 1 year of purchase and it affects functionality, I will replace it for free.
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.
I do not accept returns. I know that's a bummer, but I am a one-man operation and they are far too time consuming and costly to deal with. I appreciate you supporting my small business!
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.
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. 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:
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 your responsibility to verify this at the time of your purchase.
Zippy Trainers are not real knives
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 local laws and regulations when importing and using this product.