Balisong is the name of the famous Filipino "butterfly knife".
Balisong is a tagalog (Filipino dialect) word, originated from the
Batangas province (south of Manila, Philippines islands). This word
is less ambiguous than "butterfly knife" which is also the
name of Wing Chun weapons. Balisong means "broken horn"
and refers to the mobile handle which protect the blade when closed.
The balisong was the first knife which could be opened with one hand,
Balisong.net tries to present different aspects of the balisong
culture to both the novice (to make that fabulous knife more known)
and the balisong lover who wants to share his knowledge.
Balisong.net is not an exhaustive website about balisong. Several
other websites deals with various aspects of the
balisong such as flipping techniques, collection, ... you'll find
most of the links towards balisong information on the net in the
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October 2000 - Last update : 20 December 2007