OK. The Bald Face Billets are not “Special Edition” Billet Boxes, they were what were offered every week during a time period before the Billet Box logo was added to the front side of the boxes. I’ve been asked before why they aren’t listed in the database as a Special Edition Billet Box. The simple answer is that they aren’t “Special Editions” and I don’t really see the need to add them to the database.
What are “Bald Face Billets”?
Bald Face Billets were basically Billet Boxes of all colors available that were sold between March of 2016 and February of 2018. The Billets were blank or “Bald” on the front of the body. On Feb 24, 2018, Billet Box Vapor announced that they would be adding the logo to the button side and changed their logo to what it looks like today.
“always kinda of bugged me that we put the year on the G10 and not the aluminum… so i fixed that… yay… and apparently i changed our company logo…”
Logo on the Inners
The original Rev 4 Billet Boxes were released in March of 2016, the Rev 4a. These had the Billet Box logo engraved on the screen side inner. The Rev 4a-40 used a DNA 40 Small Screen and there was room for this engraving on these inners. When Billet Box Vapor moved the DNA 40 Big Screen in July 2016 with the release of the Rev 4b-40, they did away with this engraving on the inner.
When were the “Bald Face Billets” available?
Bald Face Billets were only available between March of 2016 and February of 2018.
All 2016 and 2017 Billet Boxes are “Bald Face Billets” and the early 2018 Billets, in theory were bald face. I wasn’t around back then and I don’t recall ever seeing a 2018 being featured with a bald front, but they have to exist. Every 2018 I have owned, all had the logo.
These are my 1st two Billets, a 2016 RNB and a 2017 Rat. I still have the 2016 RNB and it’s my most prized Billet Box.
A few things happened in February of 2018 with the way Billet Box Vapor did things. The YOTD (Woof) Boxes were released, the Box a Billet Box comes in was introduced, and the engraving on the button side, which erased the blank canvas for all models to come after that.
Rarity of the Bald Face Billet Boxes
They are rare, but not because they were “Special Editions”, only because they were only available for 2 years and there aren’t as many out there in good shape. Most of them are probably sitting in boxes collecting dust, discarded, or rehabbed with new paint and logos. Some collectors will pay a premium for these in great condition.
I know this was a short one, but there is not really much to say about them other than they are a cool piece of Billet Box history.