I'm interested in all Filipino weapons, but I am a bit skeptic about the Balisong. I like it as a knife, and see it as a knife, but my problem with it is that flipping the handle around to show the knife has turned from a way of making it into a knife for fighting to being flashy so it would look cool. I wanted to know if there are ways to use the handle for fighting or use the knife itself for other means other than *flip flip flip knife, flip flip flip toss catch flip flip flip reverse*. I looked it up on google and found books on sale on how to use a balisong and tried to look up video's of how to use balisongs, but all I get is video's of everyone being flashy with it. I'm just wondering, because I don't see flipping it around to look cool being a great real scenario tactic in a real/scenario one on one battle.