Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

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Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Due to an unfortunate accident I have limited use of my thumb on my right hand.
I started the quest to look for a non assisted knife that would be easy to open and that would be inexpensive enough that I would not feel bad about EDCing.

I found the honey badger flipper and after reading all of the positive reviews bought one for $30.
Well I was amazed. Deep pocket carry clip on FRN handles and ball bearings all for this price. The detent setup is perfect allowing me to open it with a flick of my index finger.

Knives were shaving sharp out of the box. I touch up the large one which I use daily, on a stone and a strop.

Five months later I have now added a medium and a small version as well. Here is my large black along side my medium tan and small black versions.
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Here also is a medium green model to which I attached a lanyard.
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby doglegg » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Streak, glad you found something that fit your need. Practical looking knives. And the price is right. Good for you. ::tu:: ::tu::
Also welcome to AAPK. ::nod::

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi doglegg,
Thanks for the welcome.

Looking forward to spending more time here.

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby philco » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Welcome Streak. Those all look like good, practical knives. The largest one would most likely be my pick of the bunch. I kinda like a flipper on that type of knife. Gives me something to do while I'm waiting on my wife in the car. :lol:
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 pm

Welcome streak! ::handshake::
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:27 pm

Hi Philco and quicksteel.
Thanks for the welcome.

I spend a lot of time flipping these knives, really therapeutic! Tolerances are quite close from the factory so this really does help run them in a little.

Here's me playing with them. They almost appear to be spring assisted. Those 18 ball bearings really do help!


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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm

Welcome to AAPK! Nice looking knives. I'm not much on pocket clips but I do carry in the back pocket with a lanyard similar to the one on your black knife. Also like that you can flick open with one hand which is a must for my back pocket knife. Seems I'm often stuck holding something with one hand, while needing to get my knife open with the other hand. Looks like those knives fit the bill!

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 am

I hear you Ken. I work a lot with my hands and often find myself in a situation where I need the knife but only have one hand available.
The other pocket has a flashlight clipped onto it and on the belt I have the multi-tool.
According to my wife there is no cure!

Thanks for the welcome.

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:02 am

streak wrote:I hear you Ken. I work a lot with my hands and often find myself in a situation where I need the knife but only have one hand available.
The other pocket has a flashlight clipped onto it and on the belt I have the multi-tool.
According to my wife there is no cure!

Thanks for the welcome.

:lol: Some days I have been accused of having stolen Batman's utility belt. I also like bib overalls when its not too hot - lots of pockets. But I forget what pocket I put stuff in. ::facepalm::

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:33 pm

Watched a video on the Honey Badger flipper. The knife comes from a Soth African company. Appears to be a great value at 30 bucks.
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:40 pm

Yes. I actually got my my large black one sent directly from South Africa.
Since then they have upgraded them slightly and now available on Amazon in the USA.

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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Brian Battaglia » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:55 pm

Thank you for sharing. Looks like a great EDC, therapeutic indeed :)
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby streak » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:32 pm

Oh boy, I guess when you find a system that works for you (and won't break the bank) you just need to get one of each!
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Re: Honey Badger Ball bearing flipper

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 pm

As one of our members says, cool beans. ::tu:: ::tu::
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