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
A Look into the World of Balisong Competitions

A Look into the World of Balisong Competitions

Competition is a given in almost any sport or hobby, but how do butterfly knife flippers compete with one another? If you're curious about how balisong competitions work, how they developed over time, or where they're headed, then give this a read and wonder no more!
March 15, 2022 — Bark Handle
How to Remove Stripped Screws

How to Remove Stripped Screws

One of the most tedious parts about knife care and knife maintenance is having to deal with stripped screws. One of the particularly annoying things about stripped screws is that more often than not, it’s an avoidable problem. Here's a guide to removing stripped screws, preventing them from stripping in the future, and how they get stripped in the first place.
March 08, 2022 — Bark Handle
Balisong Jargon: How to Talk Like a Flipper

Balisong Jargon: How to Talk Like a Flipper

Are you trying to get into butterfly knives or already have a few but don't know what these people are trying to say? What is tap? What is play? What does balisong mean? Here's a look into all the common balisong jargon you may see others use.
March 04, 2022 — Derek Altstadt
How to Disassemble Your Folding Knife

How to Disassemble Your Folding Knife

Tips and tricks for properly disassembling, maintaining, and reassembling your folding knife.
February 23, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano
How To Disassemble Your Balisong Knife

How To Disassemble Your Balisong Knife

Disassembling your butterfly knife can seem like a complicated and tedious task, but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're modding, doing a deep clean, or just curious what the inner workings of your balisong are like, here is a guide for how to easily take apart and reassemble your butterfly knife.

February 15, 2022 — Bark Handle
Must-Have Fixed Blades

Must-Have Fixed Blades

Fixed blade knives are one of humanity's oldest tools, but how far have we come since the stone age? Whether you're camping, fishing, or just looking for a new EDC, here are the best fixed blade knives that modern technology and design have to offer.
February 08, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano
Tags: fixed blades
Collectible Knife Brands

Collectible Knife Brands

Knives are tools that man kind has been using for thousands of years, and it is almost impossible to get through a day with out using a knife of some sort.
February 03, 2022 — Nicholas Italiano