Balisongs: Trainers vs. Live Blades

Balisongs: Trainers vs. Live Blades

An in-depth look into the pros and cons of live blade balisongs and balisong trainers. Everyone knows the obvious ones, but there are likely a lot more reasons to flip one or the other than you may have thought!
May 26, 2022 — Bark Handle
What to Expect in a Balisong at Different Price Points

What to Expect in a Balisong at Different Price Points

What is the best balisong to buy at each price point? What is the best balisong trainer, and what is the best balisong for flipping? Here is a breakdown of what you can expect in a butterfly knife at every price point.
May 16, 2022 — Derek Altstadt
The Balisong Archive

The Balisong Archive

The ever-growing comprehensive list of all balisongs and knife makers relevant to flippers.
May 16, 2022 — Bark Handle
Locking Systems of Folding Knives

Locking Systems of Folding Knives

There are many different types of locking mechanisms for folding knives, each with their own advantages and drawbacks. Here is an overview of the most common types of folding knife locking mechanisms along, with their pros and cons.
What is the Best Balisong, and Who is the Best Flipper?

What is the Best Balisong, and Who is the Best Flipper?

What is the best balisong, and who is the best flipper? Although answers to these questions are mostly subjective and difficult to answer, here are few of the most popular flippers and products!
May 09, 2022 — Bark Handle
Custom BRS Replicant

Basic Butterfly Knife Customizations that Anyone Can Do

Thinking about customizing your balisongs? There are several easy ways that you can customize your balisongs yourself without any extensive equipment.

May 09, 2022 — Derek Altstadt
Pivot Systems and Opening Methods of Folding Knives

Pivot Systems and Opening Methods of Folding Knives

Folding knives come in a variety of opening systems and pivot systems. Not sure what is right for you? Here's a brief overview of the pros and cons of different bearing systems and opening systems to help you decide whats best for you!
April 18, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano
The Balisong Glossary

The Balisong Glossary

Whether you’re a seasoned flipper or just getting into the hobby, this glossary of common terms in the balisong community will not only help you understand and navigate the world of butterfly knives but may also teach you some things you didn’t know!

April 11, 2022 — Bark Handle
Cold Steel Arc Angel, BRS Alpha Beast, and Squid Industries Krake Raken

8 Balisongs that Define Flipping

Although many of these balisongs are no longer in production, and some wouldn't be considered as a top-tier flipper by modern standards, here is a list of the 8 balisongs that have defined and shaped the balisong community as it exists today.
April 11, 2022 — Bark Handle
Knife Sharpening Tools, Techniques, and Tips

Knife Sharpening Tools, Techniques, and Tips

A beginners guide to the various sharpening systems and methods available for your knives. This article covers some of the most common methods of knife sharpening as well as some of the most popular and available sharpening systems on the market.
April 02, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano
Buying Your First Balisong: A Novice's Guide

Buying Your First Balisong: A Novice's Guide

Looking around for your first balisong can be overwhelming, with so many different styles and options to choose from. Here are some of the main qualities and characters you should be looking for in a butterfly knife, as well as what you'll probably want to stay away from.
April 02, 2022 — Derek Altstadt
Maintaining your OTF Knife

Maintaining your OTF Knife

Without proper upkeep, OTF knives can become slow to fire or stop working altogether. To prevent any issues with your OTF follow these tips and tricks to properly maintain them and ensure proper functioning and a long service life.
March 21, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano