The art of the butterfly knife is to
learn the technique of “flipping” or “fanning” the
two handled knife with a single hand.
known as a Balison or fan knife, this folding pocket
knife counter rotates around the tang so that the
blade resides concealed inside the grooved handle.
Traditionally made in the Tagalong region of
Batangas in the Philippines, the native Filipios
used the butterfly knife as self
defense and as a utility pocket knife.
found it inconvenient to use two hands to open a
knife, the Balisongs became very popular because of
of the ease of opening the Butterfly knife Butterfly
knife with a single hand. Additionally, Balisongs
were originally used as a straight razor before
conventional razors were introduced to the
Properly trained, a user can
flip the knife blade open quickly. Oftentimes these
maneuvers are performed as amusement or for the art
of the technique.
Because it is considered a
concealed weapon, the Butterfly knife Butterfly
knife is illegal in the countries of Australia, the
United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany and the
Netherlands and some states within the United States
Angelina Jolie shows off her Butterfly Knife skills