Posted July 24, 2012 by Nick
Building off the overwhelming success of the Model 42, the newest Bali-Song from Benchmade is an absolute beaut. The 62 keeps the same Weehawk blade shape, now made from D2 tool steel and measures in at 4-1/4″. The handles are now made from stainless steel for a heavier knife which means easier flipping. The latch mechanism on this butterfly is the T-latch which comes attached to the bite handle with torx screws and is both reversible and removable. This knife is true Benchmade quality, making for an excellent collectible or usable bali-song and it comes with a soft nylon carry sheath. Get your 62 before Benchmade discontinues it at www.knifecenter.com.
More about the Model 62:
The best is born of history and tradition or as is the case with the Benchmade 62 Bali-Song, reborn. For us, the best began with the Bali-Song, the butterfly knife awesome in its simplicity, the ultimate example of form following function. And now we retrace those steps with the Model 62 with its numerous appreciable improvements. For starters, the Wee-hawk style blade is secured to the handles with screw-head pivot-pins, making the possibility of changing out blades a reality, and the pins are heat-treated and larger than previous ones. The handle latch uses a torx-head pivot-pin attachment as well, so it may be removed if preferred. Another nice feature is the skeletonized cast stainless steel handles which are very tough and weighted for better balance. The handles feature a T-latch lock with more pronounced contour for improved grip. As for the blade itself, we’ve extended the false edge farther back up the blade as was done on the traditional Wee-hawk designs. So if you’re already a Bali-Song fan from way back, you’ll definitely be pleased with the Model 62. Or if you’re just looking for the ultimate in basic form and simple function-this is it.