Beginner Butterfly Knife Tricks

The real butterfly knives can be extremely dangerous. If you’re a beginner and want to know the butterfly knife tricks, you can use the fake knives. These are fun and less dangerous to you. The art of flipping the knife open is a fun test of dexterity and skill that can better your hand eye coordination. The good thing about using the fun knife is that they are legal and the blade is not sharp. Thus, you need to buy the best butterfly knife which are perfect for beginner uses. So, if you’re interested to learn some of the beginner butterfly tricks, read this post to the end.

But before we go through some of the butterfly tricks, let’s look at some of the different parts that make up a balisong or butterfly knife. This knife has a blade with a single edge and swedge. The blade is as well made up of tang that’s somehow wider for safety reasons and for offering enough material to attach two handles. The safe and bite handle are both attached to the tang. Every handle is linked to the tang by its own hinge pin. The handle that is utilized to hold the knife and start a trick is referred to as the safe handle. The second handle is the bite handle and has a latch at its end.

Flick opening – for a beginner, this is a must try trick. Actually, it is one of the easiest tricks to begin with. To perform this trick, the wrist is flicked to send the bite handle where the blade is kept away. At the same time, the safe handle is spun. By this time, the bite handle and the back of the blade are at the back of your hand. Through flicking your wrist back, the bite handle goes back to the front. As a result, this puts the knife in its open position.

Flick closing – this is the opposite of flick opening. You commence with the knife in its open position. Then, flick the bite handle up in your palm. Ensure that you keep your palm open as it would allow both the blade and handle to line back to its closed position.

Pinwheel – this trick is one of the most performed and loved balisong knife tricks. To start, the knife is held in a horizontal position, with the tang pins pointed at the same direction as your thumb. Soon afterwards, hold the safe handle then drop the bite handle. Interchange the bite handle around, and as you do this, adjust your grip so that the bite handle is held upwards. The bite handle will then snap to its closed place.

Aerial tricks – with the different butterfly knife tricks, this is the most difficult one. There are various aerial butterfly tricks with the most famous being the Y2K aerial trick. This trick requires a lot of experience, confidence and practice to excellently perform it. As a matter of fact, it is more dangerous and many experts recommend using a fake knife when learning this trick.

The essence of using a butterfly knife is that it won’t take you much time to unfold it. Opening your folded knife needs two hands while a balisong knife just needs one hand to be unfolded.


The fan or balisong knife as it is popularly known originates from Tagalog territory of Batangas in the Philippines, where it is traditionally created. This knife is tricky and risky to use if you don’t know the tricks very well. If you are a beginner, you should start by practicing with a fake knife and then proceed using the real balisong knife. Learn the tricks that we have discussed above and have it ready as a defensive weapon in case you are attacked or just for fun.

Christopher Joseph
Christopher Joseph
Joseph is a 39 years old blogger from United State. He is an outdoor enthusiast and blogging from last 4 years. Read more about him


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