A relative asked me to order a butterfly comb on him on aliexpress. I saw someone like this and wanted it. He showed me a photo of this comb.
I looked at the prices, ordered. After receiving the butterfly was studied and prepared.
Brief conclusions: NOT COMBUSING, This is a tutorial for teaching balisong tricks (flipping).
The teeth of the comb have sharp edges, the hair will cling and tear ... So that’s just training.
Interested welcome under cat.
A bit of history
The name "butterfly knife", common in Europe(including in Russia) and America, the weapon received due to its rather unusual design: when closed, the blade is hidden between two parts of the handle, when opened, so-called wings are formed. Such a metaphor does not cause controversy, in contrast to versions of the origin of the knife, from which it is customary to distinguish two main ones.
According to the first version, which is considered the mostlikely, this knife was invented in the Philippines by ordinary fishermen. Knife for a fisherman - first of all, a tool with which you can cut any node, net or rope. The design of the balisong made it possible to quickly, with one hand, take out the blade and at the same time, for example, hold the other hand overboard so as not to fall out of the vessel. At the beginning of the 20th century, the blacksmith Perfekto de Leon from the small town of Balisong in the province of Batangas improved the instrument of fishermen, turning it into a weapon. Thus, the name of the knife received at the place of its production, but they use it mainly in Asia.
According to the second version, balisong appeared inEurope no later than the 17th century. So, in the French book "Le Perret", published in 1710, a sketch of a butterfly knife was depicted, and the German company Bontgen and Sabin (Bontgen and Sabin) in the late XIX century was engaged in the sale of balisongs.
Page from the catalog of the company Bontgen and Zabin (Bontgen and Sabin), 1895
It is believed that these were mostly privatenon-Philippine weapons cases. At the same time, his entry into Europe after the era of the great geographical discoveries seems quite possible. However, the knife massively spread in the west after World War II. The Americans brought the balisong home as an outlandish souvenir, which quickly became popular, and already in the 70s the United States established its own production of knives, after which they began to be bought all over the world.
Despite the formidable appearance, experts note that inIt’s not so easy to use a butterfly knife in battle (for example, due to the lack of emphasis, like the same Finnish one, however, there are techniques for using the butterfly both in open and closed state). It is the process of opening and closing the knife that looks terrifying, for which this weapon was loved in a criminal environment: it was worth “playing” with a knife to create a special impression of yourself or your intentions.
Now on flipping, that is, the ability to handlewith a balisong, in every possible way to twist and twist it, competitions are held, however, Filipinos still use it as a tool, if it is, of course, not about martial arts.
The cost was this:
Until recent changes on Aliexpress, delivery was free in the Russian Federation.
Now the seller’s delivery has become paid.
The package came from Mongolia. TEA123456-123456 format. It was tracked only to Yekaterinburg.
The quality of metal processing is not high.
In addition, the mount is not like that of the seller in the photo, near the “blade” there are rivet-type fasteners, I came with screws. Cogs are better, you can disassemble or tighten.
On the comb, on one side, the butterfly emblem is etched.
The pens used rather thick metal (3 mm), and the object itself is weighty in the hand.
Now directly on the comb. This is just a mockery of the hair. Sharp edges will cling and tear the hair, and a tooth depth of 9 mm is generally about nothing. Only if you comb your mustache.
The photo shows that even the cuts in the metal are made unevenly, of different depths. Square teeth. We'll have to process them with a file to smooth out. This item was purchased just like a comb.
The rear screws also under the torx
In the process of frequent opening and closing, the screws are unscrewed, which can lead to loss of losses. We disassemble, unscrewing the screws with Torx screwdrivers (asterisks)
Front and back sizes are different. I dripped a little PVA glue into each screw, you can paint or some other solidifying composition. Collected.
Since it is necessary to make an effort to snap the handles, it was necessary to sharpen the stops, the barrels in the “blade”, so that the handles converge more easily. About the same and in the reviews for the goods they write from this seller.
On both sides of the "blade" is installed on the washer.
In the hand
How can you train ...
Bottom line: as a comb unsuitable. For flipping will do.
The metal is thick, weighty.
The size is average.
As a training aid, your fingers will not hurt.
Can be used as kubotan as a weapon of self-defense
Poor surface finish.