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Regular price $600.00 USD
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The Sonora is our entry into the folder market. Equipped with a robust button lock, titanium integral construction and Magnacut blade steel. The Sonora is ready for all your day to day tasks! 


  • Pivot Design: Bushing with Hardened Stainless Steel Washers
  • Weight: 3.5 oz
  • Total Length (Closed): 4.4 in
  • Total Length (Open): 7.95 in
  • Blade Material: Magnacut
  • Alternative Blade Material: S35VN at 60 to 62 HRC
  • Heat Treat: 63 HRC +/- 1 (Every blade is tested before assembly)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125 in
  • Thickness Behind the Edge (Belly): 0.011 - 0.015 in
  • Blade Length: 3.35 in
  • Sharpened Edge Arc Length: 3.5 in
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium
  • Handle Style: Integral
  • Handle Thickness at bolster: 0.44 in
  • Handle Thickness at body: 0.40 in
  • Pivot Height: 0.50 in
  • Thickness at Clip: 0.56 in
  • Hardware: T15
  • Deep carry pocket clip reversible for lefties.

Designed, manufactured and assembled in Phoenix, Arizona

In the Box:

  • Sonora 
  • QC Card 
  • Maintenance Guide 
  • Sample of Carbon Honey thin (MW Orange Creamsicle scent)
  • Bolster coin
  • WIHA T15 Bit

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Eric E.
Close To Perfect

This is a very good knife and recommended to friend that purchased one as well. Machining is well done, and action is smooth. Only two things I would like to see addressed are that there is a little blade play when open, even with pivot fully tightened, and wish the detent was a little stronger, to improve flipping, and hold blade in better when closed.

Chad Fleming
Awesome flipper!

The detail work is top notch; the heat treat, milling, anodizing and tuning. Easily the finest button lock flipper ever tried. For an American made product this knife is a great value! Great job guys! Keep ‘em coming!


In my opinion, this is the best pocket knife you can get for not only this price, but for several price tiers above this. The machining is top notch, great ergonomics, and the design is classic. Excellent engineering work on the mechanism makes it smoother than glass.

Matthew Akers
Wish I could get a knife with many circles

I’ve tried multiple times to get a Sonora with the many circles etching but my fingers are not fast enough. I did get a plain Sonora and I love the fit and finish, feels like a custom but I’ll keep trying! Good stuff!

So good...

Love this knife! The real thing is beyond my expectations. Service was amazing and very responsive to all my concerns and questions. Looking forward to getting some of your other products soon!

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Magnacut is the obvious choice for this application, toting excellent edge retention, toughness, and extreme corrosion resistance. This blade steel is a workhorse that will serve you for years to come.

Button lock

MachineWise got it's start as a brand focused on producing high quality balisongs, and this passion for the fidgety things in life stuck with us in the design of the Sonora. Our goal is to deliver the ultimate EDC knife that also can entertain you for hours at your desk.


The handle of the Sonora is machined from a single piece of titanium. Only two screws and a single pivot are used to assemble the Sonora.

Bushing Pivot

The Sonora runs on a bushing pivot system. Bushing pivots are a mainstay of the balisong industry and can be tuned to provide free swing and zero blade play. A bushing is a small donut that rides in a corresponding hole in the blade. When assembled and tightened, the bushing stands the washers off from the blade. This effectively allows the blade to float in between the washers on a cushion of oil. Our bushings are tuned to within 0.0008 inch of oversize to create rock solid lock-up while allowing for free swing.

Made in USA

Proudly machined, assembled and finished in Phoenix, Arizona. Our small five-person team puts 110% effort into every product that leaves our door.