Balisongs, more commonly referred to as butterfly knives have been widely popular for some time now, and it is easy to see the appeal. They have their roots in the Filipino martial arts, but nowadays most people use them to perform tricks. You can see folks showing off their skills in movies and all over the internet. Thing is, it can be an intimidating hobby to get into. Not only can the tricks be difficult to master, but you also have to decide which butterfly knife to buy to get started. Experienced flippers have a lot of strong opinions on what is good or not, and sometimes it can be hard to sort through. If you are a beginner or even a novice looking to upgrade, we want to make it as easy as possible to enjoy this fun hobby, so here are a few options that range in price and performance that you ought to check out. Continue Reading
Mantis Bottleneck Series Bali-Song Style Keychain Knife
Mantis Knives is one of the most exciting new up-and-coming knife companies we deal with… and the Bottleneck is exactly why. This clever little butterfly style folder features a single or double edge blade that is under two inches long, and it is available in you choice of satin or black. The real fun is that it can be used to open a bottle cap, then clipped shut on your key ring, or played with like a bali-song!
You can see the series at www.knifecenter.com
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Gorgeous New Bradly Kimura IV Butterfly Knife!
The latest installment in the Bradley Kimura series is here…finally, a clip point! These butterflies, made by Kershaw right here in the US, are a great value. They are also great flies, whether you want them for training and performing, or just as an every-day-carry knife with a twist. With Spyderco and Benchmade reducing their butterfly offerings, Bradley is rapidly becoming the go-to for high end butterflies.
See this knife at www.knifecenter.com
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Spyderco Spyderfly Smallfly Butterfly Knife MIM Handles
Spyderco Spyderfly Butterflies are legendary. The styling is second to none. They are well made – totally in the USA – with great action and they have been a great seller for a long time. Instead of the standard G10 layer on the handles, this new model has solid, molded metal handle. They say it helps the balance- well, here is the whole deal from Spyderco.- We just like the look and feel! Continue Reading
Bradley Cutlery Kimura Butterfly Knife
Bradley Knives has relatively few models. The company is owned by a large distributor and he has his knives made by other companies. This Kimura Butterfly is made by Kershaw and it shows. The steels used as well as the finish on the blade and handle really remind me of the Leek series. This seems very solidly made with few bells and whistles. The latch is manual- no spring. This is perfect for the butterfly enthusiasts who want a good product but don’t want to spend the hundreds of dollars that quality American made ones will cost. Just a solidly built butterfly with solid steel handles and a good quality blade. The whole thing is very attractive and we like these!
Spyderco Szabofly Butterfly Knife
Like no other! This is a unique offering that has been anticipated for years and finally arrived today! Spyderco once again brings something unique to the marketplace and we think our collectors and Butterfly enthusiasts will gobble these up. They’re not cheap, but you get what you pay for- and that’s the best value around.
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Spyderco SmallFly Butterfly Trainer
Spyderco’s new SmallFly butterfly knives are great, lightweight flippers. Lots of fun. If you don’t know how to use them, however, it can be a little intimidating. Try out their new training model and you can flip all day with no danger of cutting yourself. We have other butterfly trainers as well, but this one is really well made and a lot of fun.
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Spyderco SmallFly Butterfly Knife
Spyderco introduces a new SpyderFly– this one in a shorter size and with beautiful G10 handles. This is the first Spyderco Butterfly knife to be available since we got the exclusive last shipment of the Rainbow Spyderfly model.
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