While Benchmade started making Balisong’s in 1987, their latest is nothing but new school. The Benchmade 87 Balisong ($600) isn’t cheap, but there’s a reason for the price. If you’re willing to pay a little more for the best you’re going to be well rewarded. The 87 Balisong is made in the United States. The handles aren’t molded but milled to exacting specifications from a single piece of titanium making it very light. Other features include a CPM-S30V steel blade, thrust bearing washers, and a magnetic latch.