Picture of How to make a Balisong (Butterfly Knife)
People, I first want to tell you that due to the fact that these weapons contain very few design flaws, the International police have made it illegal in almost every country; Including Australia, the U.K. and America. So I'm putting this on in case you find that you may require one (to get back at buggers, keep bullies at bay etc.). but nonetheless: Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! I present to you the Epitome in weapons; the Butterfly knife!

P.S. First, don't whine to me if somebody gets hurt or killed with my product. you killed 'em so it's your fault.
second, no whining to me to remove them, they're legal in lots of countries and if you're not happy with that; go and join your emo convent. its ok if you just tell me that its illegal in your country ( IF YOUR NICE ILL GIVE YOU SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP IT.).

P.P.S. any suggestions are fully welcome and encouraged. I would love to see the community get creative (even if it is by exploiting one of the most dangerous weapons ever).
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Step 1: Making the handle, basic outline

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To make the handle is to doe the hardest bit. Since this weapon is custom, measure your hands and cut two half-handles appropriate to said size plus 5 mm or a bit more.

Step 2: Handle, rounding and blade holding drill

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next step is to sand the top edge so that they will rotate in the main shaft easily (without colliding). Don't do too much or it can screw the design a bit.

Since that last step was short I'm putting the next one in here as well; in sanding the top you should have created a semicircle (more or less). Halfway through the semicircle drill a 5.5 mm hole.

Step 3: Blade rotation rut

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Next we will create a 1-2 mm rut a the top of the shaft to allow the blade to rotate. let it be around 2 to 2.5 cm. cut it straight in the middle on the opposite sides to the holes you drilled earlier.
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carlsands2 years ago
theres a red spy in the base
Awesome! I think I'm gonna try to make a Balisong style pen... Like the one here. I'm in the U.S. so it's illegal to have butterfly knife :(
Check out mine
Are these knifes legal in Australia?
Balisong knives are illegal but a bali-sword is not (a knife is considered to have a blade lengh of less than 15" according to customs)
thebboy6 years ago
hey, anyone that's under fifteen, i want to make this really bad, but i don't know how they would act if i made one. My dad likes things that are classics, even if they are weapons, but i don't know about how he would react to something that has a lot of debates on it's legalness. and i don't want to make it behind their backs cuz then i'd feel guilty and get in a lot of trouble if they found i made a knife and hid it from them. WHAT SHOULD I DO? i don't want anyone giving me crap, but any help would be really nice.
valkiraun (author)  thebboy6 years ago
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splat32 thebboy6 years ago
um, actually, idk bout anywhere else but in illinois the law is any, ANY (cept switch bladdes), knife that has a blade shorted than 3 inches is completely legal um, i'd make it first then ask him so that if he says no you'd already have it made
haha yalls can only be three in. so sad, in texas thats like a wallet/or bullet knife, we get like 5.5 in

pdub77 splat325 years ago
Yeah, and steal the car and hit the town too. They can't stop you if you ask after you've done it. (insert sarcasm here)
thebboy splat326 years ago
huh. thanks
splat32 thebboy6 years ago
thebboy splat326 years ago
Where the hell did you get this idea about "real" knives? butterly knives are illegal to carry, PERIOD. The cop isn't going to care if you say "oh, I made it myself."
No joke! And what in the world is a "real" knife? If it has a blade, and can cut, it's a knife. Doesn't even have to be metal. Ceramic and even rocks can be made into knives. Whether or not you made it has nothing to do with the legality. Check the laws before you spout your words of wisdom to the impressionable masses.
valkiraun (author)  pdub775 years ago
 chill out mate. love don't hate.

Anywho, I apologise for my previous comment, they are correct, a knife is a knife no mater how dispropotionately-shaped/sized it is.
npa4863 thebboy5 years ago
$10 would buy you a real one...
found pre sharpened high qualyty ones for 25
Balisongs have been strictly banned only in the states of Massachusetts and California, though it is popularly believed that they are banned in the entire United States. They were almost made illegal in the state of Oregon, but a 1980s court case argued that using a butterfly knife required skill, and that removed them from the "Gravity Weapons" list in the state of Oregon.

Oregon is my home state, I know you should acquire a Concealed carry permit JUST IN CASE.

Ohio it's ok for open carry (You need a sheath or some method of open carry)


Concealed (With a permit)

  Very shaky topic, if you live in the US, Legislation is trying to limit Americans in terms of Arms. If you're from the UK there's not a "Bloody Chance" You'll use one without hiding it. (Outlawed)
in IL i went to my local mall just yesterday and found that a store sell all types of knives saw bailsongs swichblades atou side oping things and something take looks like brass knukules but cover ur whole hand and has blades on it
From what I just read, you're better off not doing it..I got arrested for using a "Psuedo-song" (Fake Balisong) and that's when I did more research regarding the shape and psychological reaction to it (DAMN YOU ACTION MOVIES) and eventually, the legality and arguments on both sides.

Carrying one is placing yourself in the ULTIMATE $HIT$TORM
hey, I turned 15 a few months ago, and I know you commented over a year ago but I still feel like advising :D makes me feel like I know stuff. Anyway, if you haven't already taken action, my advice would be too start off by asking to make a non sharpened, wooden practice one first (there's an 'ible on it), show it to your parents, learn a few tricks, demonstrate that you can be safe with it. and then ask to make a real one. basically, a lot of positive reinforcement regarding the innocence of your intentions should do the trick. If your not making it to hurt anyone, and know how to be safe with it, then they should let you make one. gud luk
ya, I don't think i have time to make one any more.  I got too much crap to take care of.  My life's gotten busier since last year.
soo, just tell him about the history of the balisong knife, you say he like classics...
guydie5 thebboy5 years ago
i am not giving you crap... this is what i realy think. what is the fun of being a teenage boy withought any mischief. if i were you i would make it ignoring what you parents would do
thebboy guydie55 years ago
Great point.
dunnos thebboy6 years ago
make one with a dull blade and say its for tricks =]
thebboy dunnos6 years ago
should i tell him so that he can help me make it? or should i make it myself and then tell him? Thanks for helping ouy, by the way
dunnos thebboy6 years ago
depends, i dont know what kind of person you are. if you usually tell your parents about your projects do so now to, you dont do anything wrong, do you? anyway, i always tell what im going to do in front of building it
i always make the thing b4 asking. then either hide it or show them depending on wot they say. if u feel gilty then give it 2 a hobo.
my parents let me build stuff but not dangerous stuff but i make it anyway
thebboy dunnos6 years ago
alright. thanks. i'll do that.
Ask them
o, ya
legally, you can have it in your place of residence and you are allowed to transport it from one location to another, so long as it is in a case or something of the sort.
my parents dont let me hav knives or anything like that but they let me make stuff, so ur parents myt 2... any way the balisong knife is an all time classic weapon so ur dad'll almost definataly let u make or buy 1.
uhuh. thanks for the advice
i dont think their illegal to have at home you just cant have them out in public
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