Everyone's first Balisong?

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby Vanagas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:02 am

whiskers wrote:the first bali I remember owning is a small green wood handled one.can't remember the maker,but it was about 3" closed.it was slick as a greased pig.I ended up selling it at a pawn shop.that was over 20 years ago.

How much didja get fer it?

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby whiskers » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:45 pm

I bought it for $9 and prob sold it for as much.
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby cutnstuf_deleted » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:47 pm

this is the only one I've ever owned:
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby tr4252 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:00 pm

Mine was a (sort of) gift from my father; an ivory scaled one he brought back from the war (II) after duty in the Pacific (I think he got it somewhere in the Phillapines). Then, a generation later, a green plastic scaled, aluminum framed monstrosity of unequalled cheapness, procured in Vietnam.

Both are crap, beat to shit, and totally irreplaceable.

Will find/photograph/post both and/or either, if I can conduct a thorough enough search of my attic. I'm not really inclined to, as it is infested with ghosts.

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby Vanagas » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:27 am

That is a mighty nice bali Mr Cut.

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby 79spitfire » Wed May 14, 2008 5:17 am

My first Bali is an older Frost, skeliton handles, with brass liners. Someone cut the lock off (before I got it), I had traded for it (I don't remember what, it may have been an older Buck 110, I had several at the time). I at some point broke one of the pins and replaced it, but I don't remember which one at this point, I still have it. I used it for a work knife when I lived in California, before some knucklehead decided they were ill-eagle. It's an ok knife (Japan made) I'll post pics one of these days...
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby droopdog666 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:18 pm

i got my first bali from my uncle for christmas when i was 14. i have been collecting knives since i was about 9 or 10, and have a couple hundred in my collection now(im 27 now). i still have this bali, its a chrome rostfrei cheapy. still swings pretty solid for a 13 year old bali though.
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby swordboy » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:01 am

my first butterfly was a total ground score ...... I found it at an arcade when I was 13 no idea who made it still it was a cool knife
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby big_ski » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:39 pm

The first butterfly knife I owned was a birthday present given by my high school buddy back in the 80s and it is the first on the bottom - stamped Stainless South Korea. He didn't know how to flip it but another dude on the football team did so I learned between sets at the weight room. Next followed the Benchmade 259S - kinda heavy - then the Benchmade 239 which is my all-time favorite. I flipped that one so much a blade pin wore out. Light and strong so you can do lots of techniques.

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby BK_Blade » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:36 pm

My first was a Benchmade model 42. I originally learned on my sensei's Pacific Cutlery model but due to my age and financial constraints I couldn't get a proper one. I vaguely remember a keychain bali I got at a flea market but that didn't count.

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby canadiannoob » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:43 pm

my first balli just got here from knifezilla really cool tiger USA got into them 15 years ago but the legal issues here made it impossible. got into them with that movie Face Off travolta gives that kriss to that chick so cool

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby Knife Crazied » Mon May 04, 2009 10:50 am

My first bali was a silver one that looks like a benchmade. I seen some boy with it and I thought it was the coolest thing. I then bought it off him. My mother took it from me then I was 13 and I never seen it again until I was 18 years old. She has kept it hide all that time. One day I ask her about it and she told me where it was. Guess that how mothers can be. :D

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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby sandbar » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:56 am

I got my first bali in elmurst illinois. I was somewhere around 10-12 years old. It said Jaguar on the blade and I managed to get a pakistan store owner to believe I was 18 :idea: "aka he didn't care" and made the purchase for around $10.00. I am quite positive, it was a china knife. I only learned the basic skills of flipping, enough to get it open and cut. I moved onto the real deal, Benchmade 42 15+ years later. Where did the time go, along with that first bali? :shock: Hmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby HeadSetJones » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:22 pm

My first blade was a Rostfrei. Cheap little thing I got when I was 14 from a friend. His whole family on the male side collected and sold knifes. I bought it and a Joker together for 25 bucks.
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Re: Everyone's first Balisong?

Postby The Doctor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:56 pm

My first was the Manila Folder in the photo. I got it back in the '80s, probably at a gun & knife show. After slitting a knuckle and gashing a foot, I put it away until a couple days ago. My interest is re-kindled and I'll be spending some time trying not to lose any digits with a 41 Morpho.
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