from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a folding pocket knife with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles.
But come on, you have to give full props to a movie that has a scene with Jeff Imada busting out his balisong moves in an airport.
The Philippines has the balisong, also called a Butterfly knife, which folds into its handle when not being used.
Think I figured the twin's razor-opening handswirls: it's a variation on a standard balisong opening - flashy, but makes no sense at all.
I do enjoy the site but some of the images remind me of when I was 12 and would neatly lay out my shuriken, balisong, Maglite, carabiner, sunglasses, Swiss Army knife, and other "weapons" to act out my own 1980s action film "gear up" scene.
The Balisong Knife Collector's Page balisong.net--Jeff Imada