Since founding Microtech in 1994, Anthony Marfione has been a force to be reckoned with thanks to his original, non-cookie-cutter designs. Marfione is a true master of his selected medium, metal. From knives to guns, he’s done it all and fucking crushes it. There are currently two sides to Marfione: Microtech Knives, which produces a wide range of high-end knives to the general public, and Marfione Custom Knives, which crafts collector-quality elite works of art.
In 2000, Microtech released the company’s first balisong knife, the Tachyon. Over the years other variants have been produced. But, a void in the market created a demand for balisong trainer knives. We got up with Marfione about the need for a training knife and he said. “Throwing a knife is fun, until someone gets it stuck in their hand. The pros wanted a knife that was like the knives they flip. We made the Marfione Custom Tachyon III Advanced Trainer for pros who want to develop techniques without the risk of injury.”
Since this trainer hails from the custom shop, there are features you’d only expect from a blade that would be a cherished safe queen for most. But since its intent was to be used as a training aid for Professional Balisong Flippers, the T3 Advanced Trainer is made to withstand use and abuse.
– Overall Length: 10”
– Blade Length: 4.5”
– Blade Material: M390
– Handle Length: 5.44”
– Handle Material: Titanium
– Weight: 5.10 oz
– Pocket Clip: Tip-up
– Made In: USA
If that price tag made you shudder, Marfione assured us a more affordable Microtech version will soon be available through BladeHQ.
The video below features Professional Balisong Manipulator (or Flipper), David Kinne with his Marfione Custom Tachyon III (NOT the training version).
Hope you guys enjoy this vid sent in to us by our great friend David @faultyply Flipping the Marfione Custom Knives Tachyon III #marfionecustomknives #microtechknives #balisong #butterflyknife #grailknives #knifeporn #knifetricks #knifecommunity
A video posted by Microtech Knives (@microtechknives) on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:11am PDT