silly things…

the switchblade craze in the 1950s led to the immortal switchblade comb (as popularized in the movie Grease and offered for sale in comic book ads through the 1980s).

well, now children of the 1980s “butterfly knife” craze can have their own toy based on a knife: the BaliYo.

made to have a “flipping” action similar to that of a balisong, the BaliYo is a pen made in the USA by Spyderco.

from reviews i’ve read, it’s not a very good pen – but the switchblade comb isn’t a very good comb, either. the point is the action that mimics its sharp and pointy relation.

strange.

quote of the day:

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” – 老子

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