You just dropped some cash on a sparkly new balisong knife. You’re so stoked that you spend that first day flipping like a fiend. You put that bad boy through the wringer practicing your mad skills.
You give your new friend a name: Rush.
A few months later, you and your knife feel like you’ve known each other forever. You can’t remember a time when you didn’t have Rush in your pocket. He feels as familiar and at home in your hand as your grandpappy’s traditional folder. But you also start to notice that he’s a little under the weather. Some of his tricks aren’t as smooth and effortless as in his straight-out-of-the-box days. Some of his joints are rattling. Some of his sparkle has faded.
It’s time to admit that you may have neglected your knife. Has it really been six months? Time flies when you’re having so much flippin’ fun. Let Rush know how much he means to you and give him some well-deserved TLC.