A balisong knife, or butterfly knife, is the ultimate fusion of steel and fun. Whether you're a seasoned bali-flipper or you’re looking for your first balisong knife, we offer a huge selection of butterfly knife trainers, beginner blades, and competition-worthy butterfly knives. We have a wide variety of blade styles, handle materials, and colors to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect balisong for you.
A butterfly knife is one of the most unique pocket knife styles a person can own. The balisong has a long history that some have claimed goes back as far as 800 AD. These knives rose to prominence in the Philippine islands and quickly spread throughout the globe. Today butterfly knives and butterfly flipping have become an art form unto themselves. Check out our Learn Knives section for some of the Best Butterfly Knives or learn more about the Kershaw Lucha in the video below, our best-selling balisong knife of the last year.
Best Butterfly Trainers
If you are just starting out in the butterfly knife world your first purchase should be some band-aids, or a solid butterfly knife trainer. These knives have dull blades so you can practice all of your favorite balisong tricks without the risk of losing a digit. If you need help getting started be sure to check out our Best Butterfly Knife Trainers article or learn some cool beginner butterfly tricks in the video below.
Final Say and the Law
Butterfly knives are a class of knives that will be completely legal in one area of the country and outlawed in another area. Like automatic knives, butterfly knives have gotten a bad rap in the past for being more dangerous than regular pocket knives. Even though balisongs are mostly used for flipping today, be sure to check your local laws to see if you can own one.