Butterfly knives, also known as balisongs, are pocket knives with two counter-rotating handles around the tang, which close over the blade to conceal it within the handles. The design of these butterfly folding knives allow the blade to be quickly deployed when you need it most. BUDK.com offers a high-quality selection of functional butterfly knives for show or play in addition to butterfly training knives that are perfect for learning the art of flipping.
- What’s a butterfly knife?
This ancient design of knife has a blade that’s concealed between two handles, which counter-rotate around its tang so that the blade can be deployed quickly. It gained popularity in the U.S. when soldiers returned with it from the Philippines after W.W.II.
- What can you actually use a butterfly knife for?
When people think about butterfly knives, they usually think of the flipping tricks that can be done with them. However, a butterfly knife can most definitely be used for any cutting task that other knives perform.
- Do you have a butterfly knife with dull edges so that I won’t cut myself while I’m learning to do tricks?
What we have, specifically for practicing with, are butterfly trainers, which have no edges and no point but still perform like real butterfly knives.
- What does “flipping” the butterfly knife mean?
The basic concept of maneuvering the knife is to let the flipping motion of one handle and the blade, plus the twist of your wrist, actually spin the handle you’re holding.
Top Customer Reviews
My first Balisong was a low-quality IceTek blade, but THIS Bench Mark© Butterfly knife is awesome! So far, so good (as of May 2nd, 2018). It has pros: heavy and wide blade; SOLIDLY constructed "wings" that aren't made sandwich-style---they are heavy, but light---which is weird to say, but when you hold it, you will feel what I mean; also, it has a great texture and is grippy and the locking latch is great! The cons are not so bad. The pins holding the "wings" do not loosen, so, if you wanted to give the "wings" some play, you cannot loosen them with screws or torque wrenches. That is all that I can say bad about the knife. It is heavy, the blade is thick, really sharp out-of-the-box, and after a little machine gun oil in the rivets should be slicing the air---and fingers for amateurs---in no time! (Get a trainer first. Or DUCT TAPE the blade when practicing!) Thank you BUDK! ALWAYS A PLEASURE! NO LETDOWNS YET! :)
Review of: Black Skeleton Butterfly Knife
I purchashed this knife and it just came in the mail, WoW !!!, SHARP right out of the box, Heavy duty, the blade had "Two" Sharp knive edges, might get an extra for myself and get another for a friend, I Would recomend this blade for the Price, BUDK, Ya'll Rock, Thank You !!!
Review of: Kershaw Lucha Butterfly Knife
This knife is one of the best knifes i have ever had the white bone handle is realy nice and the blade is nie and sharp
Review of: Bear Genuine Bone Handle Butterfly Knife
Sister got it for me for my first butterfly, handles both broke at three months. Overall good knife. But its built for use, not abuse. Beginners be warned. Nothing beats the feel of die-cast, but for durability stay very far away from die-cast. That said, overall great knife, thx bear, after five months I am now an advanced flipper and competing in local competitions. I will be purchasing their products in the future.
Review of: Bear & Son Butterfly Knife
This is my first balisong trainer and it's great all I had to do was make a lock guard out of electrical tape for it BudK should really do a video on it for their YouTube. THANKS BUDK!
Review of: Black Legion Balisong Butterfly Trainer