Big Blue Saw Blog
- Parent Category: Big Blue Saw Blog
- Created: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:44
- Written by Simon Arthur
According to Wikipedia, "A butterfly knife, also known as a fan knife and in the Philippines as the balisong, is a folding pocket knife. Its distinction is two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles. It is sometimes called a Batangas knife, after the Tagalog province of Batangas in the Philippines, where it is traditionally made."
Our customer Benjamin Kranking took the idea of the balisong to a new place: personal grooming. In particular, he used the balisong design to create a comb with help from Big Blue Saw. He told us "I liked the idea of owning a balisong comb, but most of the ones on the market were either cheaply made, or didn't close very well."
Benjamin chose 440C stainless steel in 1/8" thickness as the ideal material for the "blade". It's a corrosion resistant, hardenable material commonly used in knife blades. We were able to source and waterjet cut this material as a custom order.
The folding hardware and handle was from a pre-existing kit from USAknifemaker.com.
Are you ready to create a new twist on an old design? Let us know!