With just a flick of the wrist, you go from harmless citizen to vicious, knife-weilding warrior. Same stigmas as a swithblade apply; see dangerous, lethal, scary and gangster. Although no more lethal than any other sharp object (see rock, nail and razor for examples), the media has turned it into something it never was.
Technical definition: balisong
Commonly mistaken as: switchblade, illegal
That flashy looking device I opened with one hand was a butterfly knife.
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