Blade Length: 5.25″
Overall Length: 11.25″
Balisong – Balisong knife, is mistakenly called the “butterfly knife” outside of the Philippines. No one really knows where the term, Butterfly Knife” came from but we all assume it is from the beauty of the way it is opened and how one can switch hands with it so smoothly, it takes on the looks of a butterfly when you watch the nimble-fingered dexterity of an expert user of a Balisong knife.
History on the Balisong knife also seems to be vague though there are many myths and legends for this knife. The Balisong knife is very popular and named after a town in Batangas called the Barrio Balisong in the Philippines. This knife is like the “Swiss knife” of the Filipinos, who use it for almost anything. From peeling to chopping food, eating, fixing loose screws, cutting cardboard boxes, and many other things that you can think of, including it’s use for combat of course. The only knife that can be opened and closed with grace and style, but has a bad reputation as a dangerous weapon. And with good reason; in the correct hands of a knowledgeable Balisong player, this blade, like any knife, can be very deceivingly deadly.