View Full Version : balisong help


metallica58266
12-05-2004, 12:34 PM
i've been really using my balisong this past week and it feels like the handles are loose and there's some lag when i do tricks. do i have to get a new one or is there a way you can tighten them if so please tell me. i dont know what modle it is but here's a website to a picture that looks like mine:
http://www.gungfu.com/cart-htm/knives_asian_balisons_butterfly_knives.htm then scroll to colored butterfly knives

ExamonLyf
12-05-2004, 01:08 PM
I think I'd have to advise you grab another knife. You can sometimes tighten those very inexpensive knives up some by tapping straight down on th pivots with somthing like a rubber or leather-headed mallet (and something firm underneath), but you'll find them loosening up again pretty quickly. They may also break completely after doing this.

On a tight budget, I think I'd go for a Jag Classic if I were you. They will hold up somewhat longer than those you linked us to and you can also replace the pins with finish nails without much trouble.

Good luck...