The handle that closes on the
sharp edge of the blade.
unsharpened portion of the blade just above the
kicker, that makes it easier to sharpen the blade.
Kicker (or Kick)
Area on the blade that prevents the
sharp edge from contacting the inside of the handle
and suffering damage. This is sometimes supplanted
by an additional tang pin above the pivots.
The standard locking
system, which holds the knife closed. Magnets are
occasionally used instead.
that is attached to the bite handle.
A latch that is attached to the safe handle.
A latch that utilizes a spring
to propel the latch open when the handles are
A block inside the
channel of the handles stopping the latch from
impacting the blade
A pin or, in
higher-end and custom made knives, a ball bearing
system meant to maximize smoothness, about which the
Tang/Blade/Handle assemblies pivot.
The handle that
closes on the non-sharpened edge of the blade.
Unsharpened spine of the blade
that is angled to appear as if it were sharpened.
Some balisongs are also sharpened here or on both
sides with either a more traditional look or wavy
edges similar to a Kris sword.
base of the blade where the handles are attached
with pivot pins.
Pin meant to hold
the blade away from the handle when closed to
prevent dulling; and, in some cases, a second pin to
keep the handles from excessively banging together
while the butterfly knife is being manipulated.