The 4 Best Trainer Butterfly Knives Of 2020
Butterfly or balisong knives are a type of weapons that originated from the Philippines. In this review, we will not offer you weapons, but blunt knives that are used only for practice and training of an ancient skill called the art of flipping. That’s why today we offer you the four best butterfly knives for the training of this year, with them you will easily and fast learn how to flip a balisong knife.
|MSGumiho Balisong knife for practice|
Knife length is 8.5 inches, perfect balanced, cool designs
|Moon Boat black unsharpened knife (2 pieces)|
Best buy option for beginners, 2 knifes in set, overall length 8.75 inches
|Uxcellmo trainer Balisong blade|
Steel blade and handle, excellent balanced, full length is around 8.5 inches
|D&Kmall butterfy blade|
Offer spider, grey, and retro design, perfect for training
MSGumiho practice Balisong knife
Although this blade is blunt and cannot protrude because it is made for training, however, the blade is made of high-quality stainless steel to be more resistant to damage. The handle is also made of the same type of steel. Because of this material, the handle will be durable and unbreakable, but it can be uncomfortable for you. Also, the entire length of this knife is about 8.5 inches.
Moon Boat black unsharpened butterfly knife (2 pieces)
|Best buy knife|
Since these knives are intended for practicing, they are all blunt. Although the blade is dull, it is very quality because they make it of steel. Its length is a little less than 6 inches, and the length of the open knife is 8.75 inches.
If you dislike the fact that this Moon Boat knife is blunt, then at home, with a little knowledge and skill you can sharpen it. All you need is a sharpening stone for a knife. The blade is of excellent thickness, and you will be able to use it for all tasks. Also on our site, there is another type of these knives, and they are called CS:GO butterfly knives. Their function is the same, but they have different and more exciting designs.
Uxcellmo dull Balisong blade for training
|Perfect for beginners|
Practice butterfly knife means dull blade, but since this Uxcellmo knife is of high quality and it is also made of steel, then it is possible to sharpen it. You can do it at home, but if you don’t have the knowledge, you can take it to a nearby blacksmith, and he will sharpen it for you.
To return to the characteristics of the knife, the length of the blade is slightly over 4.5 inches, while its total length is 8.5 inches. That is quite the average length of balisong butterfly knives. The handle is also made of steel, so maybe it will be a little uncomfortable.
D&Kmall butterfy blade for Beginners
|Perfect for training|
All previous knives were made in the same mould. Holes on the handle, holes on the blade, and some dull paint on it. This knife from D&Kmall company is quite different in design while the function remains the same. If you don’t like the model in the picture, you can choose from 3 more designs (spider, grey, and retro design).
This knife is of identical dimensions as all its predecessors. Also, it is very light and perfectly balanced (perfect for practice). Basically, you don’t have to use this or any other knife for training, but you can add it to your knife collection.
Butterfly knives buyer’s guide
Best knife dimensions
1. Blade size
The blade should not be large. It should be the same size as the handle. The most common blade length is between 4 and 5 inches. But we can also find some models with a 3 inches long blade. Such trainer butterfly knives are not good because they have an inferior balance and are not suitable for training.
2. Handle dimensions
As we said, it would be best if you find a knife with the same length as the blade and handle. In essence, it is not difficult to find such models because they are everywhere. Handle length should be between 4 and 5 inches (same as a blade). And to add something important, the handle must not be shorter than the edge, it can only be the same or longer.
Materials are generally similar to other types of knives. But also, butterfly knives are not made of a lot of different kinds of material. There are a few well-known types you probably know about.
1. Best blade materials
As for the best materials for the blade, there is a very interesting situation, because the factory knives come blunt. Therefore, the edge need not be made of metal at all. But for a knife to be suitable for practice, it must be well balanced. And steel helps in that.
Also, if the blade is made of steel, it means that it will be more durable and more reliable. An additional advantage of the metal blade is the ability to sharpen it, and that is impossible with plastic. And if made of plastic, it will be too light and easily breakable. In essence, we advise you to buy exclusive knives made of solid metals.
2. Handle material
The principle of material selection for the handle is the same as for the blade. But there are some differences that we will now mention. That means that the grip must be very comfortable, of good quality, and must not slip out of your hands. The materials which provide that are steel, rubber and quality plastic. In our opinion, it is best a steel handle which is wrapped with rubber. But unfortunately, we offer you full steel handles. But no worries, they will provide you with everything you need for a good knife grip.
Weight and balance of Balisong knives
To master the skill correctly, the knife must be of appropriate weight and must be perfectly balanced. Most of these knives are balanced so that the weight is 50%/50%. Therefore the blade will not slip out of your hand and will be very stable. On the other hand, the weight of the knife will depend on the material of which it is made. There are plastic butterfly knives, which are not the best for practice. Here, we do not offer plastic knives, but we provide steel knives that are a little heavier than plastic, but much better. Although they are made of metal, they should weigh between 3 and 8 oz.