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Regular price $650.00 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
  • 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 
  • Maintence Guide 
  • Sample of Carbon Honey thin (MW Orange Creamsicle scent)
  • Bolster coin
  • WIHA T15 Bit

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Matt Pares
Smoothest button lock action in the business

The button is comfortable, easy to fully press, and only requires the smallest flick of the wrist to make the blade fly open. Closing it is just as easy, just be ready for it to close as soon as you press it, because this thing can be a guillotine! I ordered mine with a rose gold anodized handle, and the clip and bolster in aqua, and it is drop dead gorgeous! Could not be happier with how it turned out. I will say the detent using the flipper is pretty soft, but it still works well enough with how smooth the action is. The magnacut blade has a flat grind with a stonewash finish which is well done, and the edge is very sharp. All the detailed micro milling on the handle, clip and bolster is pristine. If you are in the market for a high end pocket knife I can highly recommend the Sonora. It is unique, beautiful and extremely well made in the USA. (The pictures don't do the colors justice, it looks way better in real life, but you can at least get an idea)

Lovely - brilliant

Spectacular. Really well done.

Jon Rye
High Quality that you can expect from MachineWise

This knife truly is something else. It has the insane detail and QC that MachineWise is known for and is as fidgety as you could imagine. I know the price probably doesn't make sense for a lot of folks including myself but it's not that it isn't a justified price point. No corners are cut and it is what it is. Knowing this goes to support a small team in the USA is a reason why I went for this. Looking forward to having this be my EDC. It's a great design overall and I look forward to seeing how they tweak and minorly improve 🤘

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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.