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Production Time: Up to 18 weeks

Regular price $650.00 USD
Regular price Sale 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

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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.