These custom-made Zippy handle caps are designed and manufactured in house from a rubbery polyurethane and house a battery-powered LED light. One order of LED caps comes with 2 Caps.
Usage and Battery Swap Instructions
-Light-up caps that are activated by tapping each cap with the included Zippy fob keychain. Turn the LED lights off by tapping the cap again.
-LED caps arrive fully assembled with batteries included. The batteries can be replaced with standard CR927 3V batteries.
-A set of two handle caps weighs 0.200 oz.
-Like the Slim Caps, the LED caps have a square internal pocket to allow balisongs with squarer ends to seat deeper.
-Internal ridges to grip the jimping on your Zippy Balisongs, so they don't slide off during drops.
-Balisong flipping is a hobby that often results in drops on hard surfaces. The LED lights are cushioned within the rubbery cap but there is always a risk of damaging it on a drop. Electronics don't typically play well with being dropped repeatedly, so please note that this product is not covered under any warranty.
(This is a 2-pack of handle caps).
These Zippy handle caps have been tested to fit on the following balisongs from other makers:
Atropos Demon & Demon 2 w/Ti Channel 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 FireFly--Will not fit, too tight.
BM51 Flyti scales, with and without pocket clip--Will not fit.
Biegler Archon--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.
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
Glidr Bermuda--Fits but will stretch out the caps for other balis.
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 Phantom--Too loose.
Maxace Serpent Stker II
Microtech Tachyon II & III
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 and 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 v1.5
Zippy Cycloid v2--Will not fit.
Zippy Zipper v1 and v2
Diode Review: Disuko Flips and 0x9flips
ZippyLucha Review: u/BuffaloDingus
General Zippy Review: u/Spade940
Cycloid Review: Dylan Kowalski
Cycloid Review: Dylan Kowalski 2
Cycloid Review: Flippin Zhenqi
Zipper Review: Flipping Zhenqi
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Zippy 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.
You agree to not copy, modify, creative derivate works of, or reverse engineer, in whole, or in part, for any purpose: Zippy's website, products, and intellectual property, including concepts, prototypes, all products, designs, text, and photographs.
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.
I do not accept returns or refunds. All orders are final. That may be a bummer, but 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.
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.
When purchasing products, you agree to provide accurate information (name, contact method such as email, address, credit/debit card information, and other information. Zippy Balisong reserves the right to request identification following payment to verify your identity and prevent fraud. Zippy Balisong will not sell your personal information to third parties. Zippy Balisong will not share your personal information with third parties without your permission except in response to inquiries by law enforcement and government agencies, or if I have reason to believe your use of the website and purchase of products is for an unlawful purpose. These cases that do not require your consent to share data consist of: court order, a subpoena, legal process, governmental request, or to investigate fraud.
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.