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!

Blade Show 2022: Reflections from a Balisong Flipper

Blade Show 2022: Reflections from a Balisong Flipper

A rundown of Blade Show 2022 from the perspective of a balisong flipper. From Balicomp 2022 to The Pit, here's a look at some of the highlights from the convention, spotlights on exceptional balisong makers, and a look at some of the knives that flippers love!
June 13, 2022 — Bark Handle
Blade Show 2022: The Community is Alive and Well

Blade Show 2022: The Community is Alive and Well

A quick recap of Blade Show 2022 in Atlanta! We discuss the amazing EDC and outdoor communities that came out in force, the amazing makers we got to meet, and the fun and exciting experiences we had.
Owl Balisong Prototype #4 with KPL oils in background

Uncommon Balisong Tricks to Make your Flipping more Unique

Are people still inventing new balisong tricks? What are the best butterfly knife tricks? How can your balisong flipping stand out from the rest of the flippers? Here is a look at six of the most uncommon balisong tricks you can learn to make your flipping more unique and help develop your own style.
June 08, 2022 — Bark Handle
Essential Knife and EDC Vocabulary

Essential Knife and EDC Vocabulary

This is a collection of some essential EDC and Knife vocabulary to help those newer to the hobby understand what the pros are talking about.  This will be a living document so please check back for updates!
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