Introducing the Butterfly Knife!
A Butterly knife, commonly known as a Balisong or fan knife, is a type of knife that originates from the Philippines. Balisong’s are uniquely designed from other knives, based on its concealed blade factor with having not one but two handles to cover each side.
This allows for the carrier to keep a low profile and discrete weapon on them. It also houses a quicker potential to draw, in the event of necessary use, over its counterpoints as it typically does not require a sheath or holder for safe transporting. Some even have a small latch that connects the two handles at its edge for added safety and secure keeping.
Aside from the cool look of fanning this knife out in your hands, there are obvious risks and accidents that can happen when misusing them properly.
It is recommended to begin with a trainer butterfly knife before purchasing a real one, so you can have practice and know which grip and positioning is right for you when fanning it out.
Another thing to keep in mind if considering adding a balisong to your collection, is that these knives are illegal in some states and countries. Always be aware of what self defense weapons are legal in your area before purchasing them, and read up on the rules and regulations of those products.
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