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Trending: Spyderco BaliYo

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Spyderco BaliYo

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When talking about a balisong, one immediately thinks of the popular butterfly knife that traces its roots as well as its modern incarnation to the town of Balisong, Batangas in the Philippines. But while its popular incarnation is best known as a blade designed for self-defense, other aspects of its features can be used for harmless fun, too. The whole action and motion of "flipping" a balisong is a skillful and fidget-friendly practice, and allows the flipper to show off flair and dexterity, similar to doing pen or lighter tricks. Of course, flipping an actual knife, as many people have learned, isn't the safest activity, which is why "trainers" like Spyderco's BaliYo allowed flipping to be more fun than a timer until the next accident. While first and foremost the BaliYo is a pen (and hence our feature for Writing Wednesday), its three-pronged construction with weighted handles allows you to simulate flipping to give you all the experience and practice without the worry of a sharp edge. With a nice nod to an EDC favorite, the BaliYo even takes the Fisher Space Pen ink cartridge as its refill, as well as a steel spring clip for ease of carry. Get to writing and practice your flipping with the Spyderco BaliYo, available at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting out with interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today he is Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (2 total)

BaliYos are awesome!
Ludwig ·
Honestly. I found this horrible to flip with. It's clearly too lightweight. You can't even "practice" with this.
If you want something a little usefull to carry as an edc and/or for practice, you took a balisong with a comb instead of the blade