In this instructable, I will show you how to make a balisong, or butterfly knife.
I am not responsible for any injuries inflicted on you or anyone else by the use of this weapon. By continuing you agree to the following:
1. You will hold me harmless
2. You will follow any state or federal laws regarding this weapon
3. If injured, you will not follow suit
Make at your own risk.
Step 1: Gather Materials
First, gather the materials.
All materials can be bought at your local hardware store.
You will need:
<12"x1"x1/8" piece of Aluminium (1x)
Bolts and nuts you want to use, plus four washers for the pivots, I use a total of six bolts for my balisong
A blade (either make one, or salvage one from another knife)
Then get your tools:
Cobalt drill bits (if you plan on using a salvaged blade)
Some taps for the bolts (optional, though they make your job much easier)
Tool oil (needed for drilling hardened steel without ruining the temper, in other words, use if you are salvaging the blade)
Sand paper (also optional, just helps in the finishing process)