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This is the first comprehensive historical look at the butterfly knife. You will be traveling through the different countries around the world seeing how the butterfly knife connects with their heritage. Your first stop will be China where you will see what they call a butterfly knife. After that you will see France, Germany, India, Russia and many other European Countries. Then you will stop in the Philippines to see everything from the butterfly made from toothbrush handles to the infamous Vientenueve. You will also take a look through some of the knives that have been inside the Smithsonian Institute, from the Fredrick Wiebusch Collection.
After reading this next section you will be able to take apart your balisong and know why it is called a Balisong. You will know what type of latch you have and you can look at the different types of balisongs (early European, US, or Filipino). Now that you will know about your balisong, you can look through the Photo gallery. This contains pictures from different knife makers and collectors, including that of Ralph Turnbull, Paul Jarvis, Kelgin Knives, Jerry Slocumb, and Kellam Knives. This is the place to see some of the most exquisitely made Butterfly knives in the world, containing the $1200.00 Turnbull Kris and the 1920’s Hemming Brothers Knife.
If you are interested in getting a custom made Butterfly knife this next part is for you. This is the biographies on the custom knife makers, and the information to contact them. Once you have the information to get your custom knife, then you can read up on the knife laws. We have also included the Knife Associations, a glossary, index, and bibliography (including: movies, books and magazines).
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These are the people who helped put this book together.
Dominick Galiyeva- author
Nikolai Alexandrov- author
Cecil Quirino- Kris Cutlery
R. Doyle & Steve Nolen
Jouni Kellokoski - Kellam Knives
Lew & Carla Glos
Northwest Knives & Collectibles
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