Batangas Balisong Butterfly Knife
Its life’s story may be considered many… and arguments online somehow dates back to antiquity.
And if we talk about the terms etymology… wikipedia states, the meaning is not clear entirely.
A popular belief is that it’s derived from the Tagalog words “baling” and “sungay“.
And in the town famed for crafting these knives, Taal, Batangas, the term also happens to be the name of one of its barangay’s.
Wikipedia says the Tagalog term balisong means “broken or folding horn” literally, as they were made from the carved horns of a carabao or stag originally.
Still much debate exist to date about its back story which many says its roots deserves more study.
And if its true history… for some… hazy and sketchy, for some… is still a mystery, and for some… it’s end of story.
One thing is clear, whether we get ourselves a “Batangasmade” or a “Benchmade”
I believe we can all find some time to set aside the arguments and start flippin’ for art and our amusement.
These knives are no playthings… there are certain regulations on its carrying.
Always start slow when you’re still learning… and always exercise caution when practicing.
And if you can start with a balisong trainer… then that will definitely be much better.