A butterfly knife trainer is just another term for the famous balisong knife; in fact, the butterfly knife trainer is well-known as the stealthiest blades in terms of cool knives.
Moreover, the butterfly knife trainer is also popular as one of the best-concealed knife blades.
Even beginners can learn tricks with butterfly knife trainer in a quick pace of time. Not to mention the fact that the balisong is well-known for its deadliness as well; therefore, it is banned in various countries around the globe.
Apart from using the butterfly knife trainer as a weapon of self defense, many people use it for displaying their various tricks to their family and friends.
What Exactly Is a Butterfly Knife Trainer?
Before we plunge into the depths of how one can display cool tricks with a butterfly knife trainer; let's have a look at the basics of this concealed knife first.
For all those who don't know, the butterfly knife trainer belongs to the family of folding knives; therefore, it is well-known as a concealed blade. The butterfly knife trainer ads to its value due to the fact that it's folding features allow the wielder to carry it with safety without the fear of getting hurt or cut.
Some Amazing Tricks with the Butterfly Knife Trainer
The form and shape of the butterfly knife trainer allow the wielder of this folding knife to perform many amazing tricks and surprise his/her audience. Such butterfly knife tricks look great when performed in an effective way; however before you start your training lessons make sure to wear gloves and boots in order to avoid unnecessary injuries.
Also, make it a priority to keep your audience at a safe distance while performing some amazing tricks.
Flick Opening Trick
The trick of "flick opening" is one of the most basic butterfly knife trainer tricks; any balisong enthusiast ought to be familiar with this trick and should find no difficulty in nailing it in no time.
In order to perform this trick, the wielder of the butterfly knife trainer has to flick his/her wrist in order to send away the "bite" handle of the butterfly knife trainer.
While the bite handle is being sent away, the safe handle of the butterfly knife trainer is spun simultaneously. Subsequently, the bite handle along with the back of the butterfly knife trainer blade get positioned at the backside of the wielder's hand. Upon flicking back the wrist, the bite handle of the butterfly knife trainer reverts to the front.
This flick will position the butterfly knife trainer in an "open" position.
Flick Closing Trick
This trick of "flick closing" is the exact opposite of the flick opening trick.
The only difference with this trick's maneuverability is that you start with the butterfly knife trainer in an open position. While the wielder flicks up the knife's bite handle to his/her palm it is crucial that they keep their palm in an open position.
The open palm will assist the blade of the butterfly knife trainer along with its handle to get back into the "closed" state.
Quick Draw TrickThe quick draw trick is a basic trick that beginners can learn and perform quickly. Start with holding the bite hande in your right hand. You can also start with the safe handle, but it is better to start with holding the bite handle.Swing the safe handle in the upward direction. While swinging it, you need to reposition your hand. So, what you need to do is swing it with such a force that it comes back to connect to the bite handle.Now, you need to close the knife. Swing the bite handle now with a similar force that it comes back to close the knife and conceal the blade. Then, you have to catch the knife and position it closed in your hand.Make sure to practice this trick to gain more speed. Speed is the main factor while performing this trick. Keep practicing it until you do it extremely quickly.
Fanning TrickAnother easy to play trick for beginners is the Fanning trick. This involves some transition between the moves. Start with holding the butterfly knife in a horizontal position. You have to horizontally open the knife. When opening the knife, make sure you are holding the safe handle in your right hand.When the knife is opened with safe handle in your hand, start spinning the bite handle. The blade must be pointing upwards.Spin the knife for quite some time and then quickly close the knife. Again, speed is key here. The trick is simple, but it is a test of your speed.Make sure you practice it to gain accuracy and speed.If you spin the bite handle with more speed, it would look more tricky and more pretty.
Some Other Interesting Facts…
Basically, there are two versions of the butterfly knife trainer available in the markets; one is known as the "Sandwich"; whereas, the other is known as the "Channel". With regards to the concealed blade's construction, the "Channel" version of the butterfly knife trainer is known to be the stronger and more reliable one. On the other hand, the "Sandwich" version of the butterfly knife trainer is considered perfect for the beginners and learners.
A historical analysis indicates that the earliest version of the butterfly knife trainer was manufactured somewhere in 800 A.D. in the region of the Philippines.
In fact, the butterfly knife trainer was also a vital part of the ancient version of the Filipino martial arts. It wasn't until the 1600s that the butterfly knife trainer found its ways to the European continent.
However, it was the year of 1905 that the mass-production of the butterfly knife trainer blades began in Connecticut which was also quite popular among the American Military at that time.