Introduction: Origami Flip Knife!!

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this is the first instructable on how to make an origami flip knife, which of coarse can flip in and is fairly simple and only needs a square sheet of paper, but entertains for hours.

Step 1: Starting Folds

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start with colored side up, and fold diagonally from the upper right corner to lower left, and the upper left corner to the lower right and unfold

Step 2: 'kite' Fold

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fold the lower left hand corner to the middle, using the middle line as a guide and do the same on the right side.

Step 3: Fold

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fold corners that were folded in on the last step to the lines.

Step 4: Fold More

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prefold both ends to the triangles, unfold, and flip the model over. now refold in the opposite direction like in picture 3.

Step 5: Fold Even More...

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now fold the far end to the middle,like picture 1, and fold the bottom up to the line like picture 2. nowww, fold the close side to the middle, and it should look like the last picture.

Step 6: More Folds......

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fold the tip down a little as picture 1, and then fold the little sides down like #2, and fold in half.

Step 7: Almost..

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fold the white part diagonally each way like pictures 2+3, and push on each side so it looks like picture 4.

Step 8: Too Many Steps

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push the white part down and away from you, and bring the other side in the same.

Step 9: Lock the End And.. You're Finished!

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go to the other end and partly open it.look at the left flap and put the right flap in you're D-O-N-E!!!!
to open knife, hold the tip inside the handle and pull up like a flip blade.


wil.lyman (author)2017-01-19

its swaaggg

smg6 (author)2016-11-09

i made my own variation,and i am thinking about posting it

knucklehead07 (author)2016-02-26

it is super easy

Sally Acachalla (author)2015-10-12

I made it!!!

bindi.naik (author)2014-11-06

so cool

daniel702 (author)2014-07-04

you're not explaining right part 7

mrbubbles9868 (author)2012-08-09

it is ok, but not durable

an1153 (author)2011-08-11

last step is blurry but apart from that cool :P

shadow123456 (author)2011-07-09

cool my little sis will love this

xMIKEABx (author)2009-05-01

wtf is going on in step 5!?!?!?!?

mlee24 (author)xMIKEABx2011-07-01

lmfao, i agree i dont get step 5 too

jack12354 (author)2011-06-27

i don't get it in the frames some of the picture were the same

abutschler (author)2011-06-05

they should explain more

boonboy96 (author)2010-12-22

this is just so easy but really cool at the same time

accessquenn (author)2010-12-03

I've been with Origami for a while, and I've been wondering,
"Is the Origami flip knife a pretty sturdy piece of work?"  I realise that with some things, the more complicated the design, the more susceptible the craft is to wear and damage.  If I strike it softly yet firmly against a surface with it as I could the Origami shuriken and the kunai, or even if I carry it around often or whatever, would it last a while?  Carrying it around seems as though I might have ulterior motives, but no--I'm not inclined toward a little spree of my choosing, though paper cuts alone pose an immediate problem.  You know, I just can't help but to wonder.  I might, however, could do well with a little...practise.  Target practise, aiming, of course.  Nothing completely dangerous.

wert456 (author)2010-09-29

same as me

lone shadow wolf (author)2009-04-15

i can't get the second fold could u make a video

There isa video tutorial just go on youtube and type in Origami Folding Knife hope this helps dude

acdc1226 (author)2009-12-28

Dude, not to be mean, but swearing in your captions is just not right!

shiftnfun (author)acdc12262010-03-18

"friggin" is not as bad as the "real" swear u know.

farrahrose (author)2009-12-22

reallly cool idea! i suck at origami  i wish i was better so i could do this its xonfusing to me

chronic-tonic (author)farrahrose2010-01-13

yeah i really suk at doin this to maybe you can help me sometime

a juicee (author)2009-12-13

amazing especially if you have red and white origami paper :) 5 stars

Sorage55 (author)2009-11-23

I guess I made it...I got lost on step 9 though, put the right what in where?  But I guess the finished knife is good enough!

Dreistein (author)2009-11-15

this is sooooooooooooooo cool just made one in like one min

stealthy329 (author)2009-10-02

can u clarify things cuz i got lost at step 3 and 4.

cornrun (author)2009-08-12


bomb voyajue (author)2009-06-01


epic win.

ianbar20 (author)2009-08-03

sorry but ive been gone for quite a while. to do 7&8 you fold the white diagonally both ways where it meets the red part. hope that helps!

plooploop (author)2009-07-28

wait i got it :P

plooploop (author)2009-07-28

me neither this guy sucks at explaining things

Powermaker (author)2009-06-27

never mind i got it

Powermaker (author)2009-06-27

i dont get part 2

toystoreofdoom (author)2009-04-18

This is confusing me a lot.

spockck (author)2009-04-11

this thing helped me channel my anxiety

badrang4 (author)2007-11-01

dose it cut skin?

yellow elephant (author)badrang42008-02-23

a papercut maybe

paper cuts hurt like hell

Exactly. Stupid paper cuts. >:(

Mantyke (author)kibbler2009-01-28

lol random....

ianbar20 (author)badrang42007-11-13

well if you fold VERY sharply it may cut skin.

firefighter1333 (author)ianbar202009-01-23

yeah right... or take some razor blades and attach them on it...

blueninjaj (author)2008-11-13

incredibly blurry on last few steps, got lost on step 8

umbro2 (author)2008-10-19

wich is the far end

bec (author)2008-06-06

wat do you mean by "put the left flap in the right.

ianbar20 (author)bec2008-08-12

you put the left flap into the right flap while you fold the knife in half

i dont get what you just said but i finished it and it is pretty cool! good idea!

undeadman76 (author)2008-10-02

sorry if i said step #4 i ment step #5... ok...????please reply/make a video.TY!!!!

undeadman76 (author)2008-10-01

i got stuck on step #4. if you could make a video of this it would be helpful so please make one.when you do ill give you a five star report!!!!!!!

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