Balisongs, anyone?

Discussion in 'Knives/Cutlery' started by CDR_Glock, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock G&G Newbie

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    I had Balisongs over 20 years ago. I have a few bali's such as Benchmade Model 42 (440C and 125 CM), Model 32, and Model 51; Spyderco Szabofly VG20 and an incoming Bradley mayhem.

    I like flipping them And it has become a recent obsession.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. 9mmXDm

    9mmXDm Suspended

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    To my knowledge they are still illegal.

    However they are fun to play with! Now for those that cannot get the real deal Cold Steel makes one that looks just like the real thing but needs to hands to open with.

    Paradox : Spring Balisong Folding Pocket Knives

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  3. Its a unique sound and skill, hear it and do it once (and cut across your knuckles) once and your hooked. Trouble is finding a trainer knife now and a good guide.
     
  4. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    One of my buddies Dad got a large balli when he was stationed in the phillipines. He taught us both how to flip it open quickly. No other knife felt more ballanced in my hand than that one. I want to say it had a 7 " blade maybe more. It was solid smooth sharp and very well made.
     
  5. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    If you were ever in the Nav or stationed in the PI you would know all about butterfly and the other reason is due to the way the handles operate
     
  6. White Rook

    White Rook G&G Evangelist

    I spent 4 years in the Philippines. I know the Butterfly Knives very well.
     
  7. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock G&G Newbie

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    I have some, now.

    Benchmade Model 42 (4)
    Benchmade Model 32 (2)
    Benchmade Model 52
    Bradley Mayhem Prototype
    Spyderco Szabofly VG10

    Last one to find...Spyderco Spiderfly (not Smallfly).

    I have pairs of 42s and 32s since I like do flip them at the same
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  8. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    I hope not TOO well, I no butterfly.