MachineWise Serif, BRS Alpha Beast, JK Design and Hansen Metals Monarch

9 New(ish) Balisong Trends That Are Here To Stay

Balisongs have changed a TON over the past few decades. Though there are exceptions, most butterfly knives are designed for flipping, with features favoring flippability over utility. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best features and trends that aren't going anywhere anytime soon!
January 02, 2023 — Bark Handle
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The Best of Balisongs 2022: Knives, Trainers, and Accessories

2022 was an incredible year for balisongs! With more and more people getting interested in this style of knife and the art of flipping, the number of makers grows along with the community itself. Let's take a look at some of the best products and innovations of the past year!

The KPL 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The KPL 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season fast approaching, many people may be left wondering what they can get for their special EDC enthusiast, knife nut, or outdoors person in their life. Fortunately, Knife Pivot Lube has you covered with our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide! We have assembled some of the very best offerings that are sure to please, and many of our choices won’t break the bank! Each of these knives, EDC accessories, and outdoor tools have been vetted by members of the KPL team to ensure they are of the very best quality.

BRS kukri Alpha Beast with money from various countries

Where and How to Buy Balisongs (New and Used)

Why are balisongs always out of stock everywhere?! Buying butterfly knives can be a frustrating and confusing process, so let's take a look at how they're sold, where they're listed, and some methods and tips for buying both new and used balis so you can get flipping as soon as possible!

Star Wars meme, Palpatine saying he will make it legal

Are Balisongs Legal? 7 Reasons why Butterfly Knives are Illegal (in Some Places)

Butterfly knives have long had a negative stigma associated with them, which has led many to assume that they're illegal in most of the world. The reality is that they're perfectly legal in most places in the US, and are a great choice for an EDC with unlimited fidget potential!
BRS Alpha Beast balisong with a box of band-aids

11 Ways to Flip a Balisong Without Getting Cut

If you want to flip live blade butterfly knives there's simply no way to avoid getting cut. There are several ways to mitigate risk though, and decrease the frequency of injuries. Here we'll take a look at 11 different ways to flip a balisong without getting cut.
MachineWise Serif on a stone slab

The 8 Most Important Balisong Tricks

There are literally an infinite number of ways to flip open a butterfly knife. Although this is what makes balisongs so much fun, it can also be overwhelming. Here’s a list of the 8 most important balisong tricks to have in your repertoire - the most important to get started and build confidence, most important to develop and maintain good technique, and the most important to earn you good cred within the flipping community.

The Top 13 Aftermarket Balisong Accessories

The Top 13 Aftermarket Balisong Accessories

Whether you're new to the balisong hobby or have been in the community for a while, you might be wondering what kind of butterfly knife accessories there are on the market. As it turns out, there are probably a lot more options for balisong accessories than you think, and here are our favorite 13!

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 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
The Best Double Edged Balisongs

The Best Double Edged Balisongs

Although they are more difficult to flip, double edged blades are highly collectible and offer a tantalizing challenge to even the best flippers. Let's look at some of the best double edged balisongs on the market!
January 31, 2022 — Derek Altstadt
Common Butterfly Knife Tricks and Their Names

Common Butterfly Knife Tricks and Their Names

Butterfly knives are currently seeing a surge in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! Butterfly knives, also known as balisongs, have a lot going for them.