This week we were allowed to do a free choice for our blog post so I will be talking about one of my favourite hobbies, butterfly knife flipping. It is one of my favourite hobbies because it improves my hand-eye coordination, it is a great fidget, and it makes a cool party trick. The types of tricks you can come up with are endless.
I really like doing tricks with my hands. I started out just using fidgets to help me focus with my ADHD. Then I realized that I have pretty good hand-eye coordination. I got interested in magic and started doing card tricks and coin tricks. After I got really good with these things, I moved on to the Rubic’s cube.
I discovered butterfly knives when I saw my dad doing twirls with a knife sharpener that is designed like a butterfly knife. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is a blade or blade substitute with two “wings” connected by a single joint at one end. I asked my dad where he learned how to do the twirls and he told me about butterfly knives. I went on YouTube to look up videos of course, and I was hooked. My dad ordered me a practice knife, which has a dull blade so you can’t cut yourself when you are doing tricks. They also had ones that had a comb, a fork, a spoon, and even a pen or pencil.
Learning how to do tricks with a butterfly knife is fun, it improves your hand-eye coordination, and it looks cool. It is my latest and favourite fidget style hobby right now and I have lots of tricks and moves I am working on. Butterfly knives and novelty items are easy to find online and not very expensive so it is a good hobby if you like to work with your hands. I have included a video below of me doing a trick so you can see how it works.