Can anyone tell me what is a Butterfly Knife? I thought that I would figure it out sooner or later, but my curiosity finally has gotten the better of me. A picture is worth a thousand words, if somebody could post a picture it would be appreciated.
Click on the Dragon Forge add thats floating around here somewhere or go to www.dragon-forge.com . They have a butterfly knife, its pretty good from all I've heard, i'm planning on getting one to praactice on until the new bali-songs come out.
Just because I talk to myself doesn't mean I'm crazy. What's wrong with getting a second opinion?
Ah, but the problem with Butterfly knives is that a static picture is NOT worth a thousand words. Butterfly knives are not static. They're about movement. So, you really need video.
For that, go to Clay's balisongextreme site.
If you have a fat pipe, I just put an avi file on my site (http://www.4cs.net/~gollnick) that shows an extended, almost one minute, manipulation. It's a 4M file. That'll take about 12 minutes to download at 56K.
While the history of these unique knives is a bit unclear, these knives have become associated with the Phillipines where they are very popular. They were also quickly adopted by the Filipino combative arts which have traditionally employed edged weapons and striking weapons.
The term Balisong is the Filipino term for a butterfly knive and you'll see it used frequently as well.
Nice Freestyle video ya' got there, and thanx to my cable modem, I got it in less than a days download
I can't tell you how much I've been wanting to put a few of those on my site...... but, alas, I'm still waiting for MY computer to come back from the shop!
I did add some WAV. files to the page though...... so you can hear them anyway.
Well, I guess it's official, I have to add your page to my list of Balisong links
.....welcome to BalisongXtreme!
Hey, by the way, the brass skeleton handled Balisong in the pictures..... up until about a month ago I had the exact same one....EXACT! It was my favorite, and I had it for about 10 years. But constant use at work brought about it's demise. I wish I could find more of those.........
Clay G. www.balisongxtreme.com
[This message has been edited by Clay (edited 02 August 1999).]
Did you like the vertical toss transition? That's one of my own. My current interrest is in transitions, moves that take you from forward to reverse grip and back, and do so as either an opening or a closing -- just turning the knife over in your hand doesn't count. You saw several of my favorites in that video clip.
The quality still isn't quite where I want it to be, though.
With cable and ADSL rolling out, these large files aren't as much of a problem anymore.
That brass Balisong, though, that is a great piece. It proves that you don't have to be Benchmade to make a great butterfly. I just wish I knew who made that. It's a factory piece, I'm sure.
BTW, I'm gonna rotate the picture in the vault every week or two, so people can see a variety of butterflies.
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Clay, I dont know if you would be interested or not, but I have just placed an older model skeletonized brass handled butterfly made in Japan for Frost cutlery on Bladeauctions.com. This is the third piece from my private collection that I have had to sell as far as the butterflies go, hope it's the last. A link to the knife can be found in the for Sale section here on bladeforums.
Chuck....buddy, you're all heart. But just remember....I'm not a collector, and that knife will go through more torture and abuse in the name of "technique progression", than any knife should be forced to endure. It's probably better off in your vault.....Thanx anyway!
....and Jonathan, I think I'll check it out right now.....thanx!