Antarctic HD - Obsidian


The Antarctic HD takes the standard Antarctic and switches the handles out for high density 7075 aluminium, for improved impact resistance and grip.

Featuring the Glidr tuned bushing system you've come to know and love, combined with new tapered handles, handle end jimping and a reworked balance. The Antarctic is familiar yet different in all the right ways.

Based on the underpinnings of the Arctic, the Antarctic range features our unique grippy handle surface finish and force-distributing pocketed barrel sandwich system are carried over from the Arctic.


  • Precision tuned bushing pivot system
  • Tapered handles
  • Handle end jimping
  • Hardened 440c trainer blade
  • 7075 Aluminium sandwich handles
  • 7075 Aluminium barrel spacers
  • Hidden zen pins
  • Crowned blade spine
  • All-round chamfered blade edges

See the full specs below

Total weight: 4.23oz / 120g
Total length (open position): 9.72 inches / 247 mm
Total length (closed position): 5.8 inches / 147 mm
Handle design: Tapered Sandwich
Handle Jimping: Yes
Handle length: 5.63 inches / 143 mm
Handle thickness: 0.5 inches / 13 mm
Handle material: 7075 Aluminium
Handle finish: Sandblasted and anodised
Blade length: 4.8 inches / 122 mm
Blade material: Hardened 440c steel
Blade finish: PVD coated
Blade edge: Dull
Crowned blade spine: Yes
Pin design: Hidden Zen Pin
Pivot design: Precision Bushings
Pivot Screw: Torx T10

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During sale events and product drops/launches, there may be slightly longer processing times.

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We are unable to ship to the below countries due to past shipping difficulties:

  • Russia
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • China
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Switzerland
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Kazakhstan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Jordan
  • Oman
We design and manufacture all our balisongs to be very precise. Like any precise tool, they require ongoing care and maintenance. You can find our balisong care guide here, where we outline everything you need to know about caring for your Glidr balisong.