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Butterfly Pocket Knives

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Butterfly Pocket Knives

Butterfly pocket knives became quite popular worldwide due to their unique design. Having a two-fold handle makes them not only easy to handle but cool-looking as well. Unlike many other blade categories, butterfly pocket knives come in few shapes. They are very easy to distinguish due to their shape and have numerous use cases.

They are fun to have and are quite useful due to their durability. The classic butterfly knife is one of our favorite compact martial arts knives.


Butterfly pocket knives come with a two-folded handle, designed to provide handling stability. Two handles also provide safety as they can close over the blade, thus keeping sharp edges hidden. These blades also have numerous names, given to them throughout the history - fan knife, butterfly knife or Batangas knife. Handles are usually made of stainless steel while the blade itself has a standardized length of 11 inches (29 centimeters).

There are two main types of design: sandwich construction and channel construction. The more known version, sandwich knives have two handles that hide the blade. Channel construction, on the other hand, the main part of each handle is formed from one piece of material, making it stronger than the sandwich one.

Brief History

The origin country for the butterfly pocket knife is the Philippines and its history dates back to the period prior to WW2. The name Balisong has origins in the Tagalog culture, implying even older period than the 20th century. According to the Filipino culture, a native should be expert knife flipper, earned only through special government permission. Its use remained to be strictly ceremonial and in warfare, where blades remained hidden until engagement. However, the modern version of the butterfly pocket knives probably came from either France or Spain in the 19th or 20th century. There are few reports claiming the origin to be of either country while some of the domestic experts claim it has a lot longer history than that.


In modern times, butterfly pocket knives quickly became mainstream due to their unique and cool-looking design. The use case changed as well since armies around the world shifted their interests towards more specialized knives for close-range combat.

Famous Brands

At Knife Country USA, we work with a variety of companies that produce butterfly pocket knives. The most famous of them are Bear & Son, Fury, China Made, Benchmark, Bradley, China Made, and many other manufacturers.

Apart from butterfly blades, there are many other subcategories of pocket knives that you can purchase from Knife Country USA. Within our online platform, we also sell Bullet, Combat, Framelock, Lockback, OTF, Tactical, and Traditional folding pocket knives.


We ship all our products and brands worldwide. For U.S. customers, we do so for free. International-based clients, on the other hand, may want to check out this shipping page for more information.


Browse Through the Huge Selection of Knives at Knife Country USA


Knife Country USA is one of the most reliable dealers in the knife and outdoor tool industry. Having a flourished inventory, which includes more than 30,000 models of pocket knivesfixed blade kniveshunting knivesbutterfly knives, machetesflashlights and knife sharpeners; Knife Country USA gives you a huge variety of options to choose from. The online store has a huge selection of premium outdoor accessories and survival gear, manufactured and supplied by some of the elite brands across the globe. You can find an array of tactical gear from over 700 name brands including Buck Knives, Case Knives, Cold Steel Knives, CRKT Knives, Gerber Knives, Kershaw Knives, SOG Knives, TOPS Knives, Victorinox Swiss Army and many more. A superb megastore with an expanding product line, you can always trust Knife Country for quality and variety! Call us today if you need further assistance as we are here Monday through Friday for help.


What brands are manufacturing Butterfly Pocket Knives?

Listed below are direct link to brand pages on Knife Country USA. These are the top eight brands that are manufacturing Butterfly pocket knives currently.


  1.  Bear & Son Butterfly Pocket Knives
  2. Benchmark Balisong Pocket Knife
  3. Bradley Butterfly Pocket Knife
  4. Brous Balisong Pocket Knife
  5. Pena Knives Butterfly Pocket Knife
  6. Micro-Tech Butterfly Pocket Knife
  7. Quartermaster Butterfly Pocket Knives
  8. Schrade Butterfly Pocket Knives

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