butterfly knife tricks

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. 

butterfly knife trainer

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.

How To Open a Butterfly Knife?

A butterfly knife is not the simplest knife to use considering the strange mechanism it features. Since it features two handles and one blade, the blade remains locked inside the handles when they are closed and connected together. There is a strong and firm locking mechanism which ensures the handles are closed together well to keep the blade hidden inside. 

To use the knife, you have to unlock the handles and connect them on the opposite side. When the handles are unlocked, they are connected on the opposite side again and locked again to keep the knife in an opened position. Remember the blade is fixed and does not move unlike the handles. 

Safety is another factor to consider when opening the butterfly knife. There are two handles, the bite handle and the safe handle. Hold the safe handle in your right hand and open it first to open the knife. Use your wrist to flip it around and then flip the bite handle back to open the knife!

How To Do Butterfly Knife Tricks? Some Simple & Amazing Tricks!

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 Trick 

The 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. 

Revolver Trick

One of the simplest and easiest butterfly knife tricks for beginners is called the revolver. It is a trick you can play to impress any audience. To perform it, there is a simple process to follow!

Hold the knife in the closed position in your dominant hand. Revolver it horizontally using two if your fingers, the index finger and the middle finger. When it is twisted or revolved once, hold it in such a way that the knife is pointing upwards.

Hold the bite handle and let the blade and the safe handle go down. When the safe handle comes back up, hold it in your hand in which the bite handle is being held. meanwhile, the blade is pointing downwards, and the knife is now in the opened position. Repeat these steps again to close the knife. That's the revolver trick! 

Fanning Trick

Another 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. 

Pinwheel Trick 

The pinwheel trick may require some practice but once you master it, you are an advanced and pro trickster. It would be challenging but give it a try; accept the challenge! 

First, grip your butterfly knife in a horizontal manner. Make sure your thumb and the tag pins are pointing in the same direction. Drop the bite handle while safely holding the safe handle. 

Now, flip the bite handle around and shift the grip in such a way that the bite handle is pointing upwards. As you do so, the bite handle would be snapped in a closed position. Practice this butterfly knife trick to gain more pace; it would look more cool then! 

Latch Drop Trick or Rocking Trick

The latch drop trick or rocking trick is one of the toughest butterfly knife tricks to perform, specifically for beginners. Though learn it and impress your audience. 

Start with holding the knife from the latch. The latch is usually found on the bite handle. Use your index finger and thumb to hold the knife. Now, start swinging the knife in a rocking motion. 
Now, pull the knife in a closed position making sure the blade is directed towards you. Now rock it forward to start a rocking motion. While rocking, allow the safe handle to go forward and keep the latch in your hand. Rock forward it again to open the knife! 

Butterfly Knife Trainer - The Safe Alternative!

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.

If you are eager to perform butterfly knife tricks, prefer using a balisong trainer for this purpose. It has a blunt blade which causes no threat of injuries. You can comfortably and safely practice balisong tricks!