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Balisong
also called a "butterfly knife" or a "Batangas knife" and has 3 more synonyms

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  1. USA started manufacturing butterfly knives in the late 1970s, then changed its name to Pacific Cutlery in the early 1980s, before finally becoming Benchmade

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 17, 2009
  2. In the hands of a trained user, the knife blade can be brought to bear quickly using one hand

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  3. otherwise known as a butterfly knife or a Batangas knife, is a Philippine folding pocket knife with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 17, 2009
  4. Manipulations, called flipping, are performed for art or amusement

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  5. While the meaning of the term "balisong" is not entirely clear, a popular belief is that it is derived from the Tagalog Language words baling sungay (literally, "broken horn")as the original balisongs were made from carved animal horns

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