- It is possible because you are using the opponent's body as resistance . The movement is that of closing the blade but when you put someting in between it will cut. This of course is not as leathal as a thrust. it is a laceration.
*While I agree it is a possibility....It in my opinion would be extremely difficult to do any of the above in the context of a life and death combat situation where adrenaline, fear, injury, environmental elements etc.etc,.etc. are now in play.
*It's been done by some people I know but I agree on your point if it's to be used in a fight.
- There many fanciful ways of using the balisong's handles creatively to do different things not limited to cutting or thrusting. You can as an example clip a joint, manipulate the blade for certain "come alongs" When it is still closed to can "pinch" skin between the thumb and the handles. It's the fun part of the art.
- I know the balisong can cut when half open. I've done it to myself many times...
- The heavier designs can be used for stabbing & slashing. The balisong is held firmly & targets are selectyed for killing.
Some light & long designs are more for quick slashes, like using a razor blade, held with a light grip, sometimes using only the tips of the fingers. A half-opened blade falls into this category of fighting. It's more like a duel than a kill. It is an opportunitic moment.
Eli yhteenvetona voitaneen todeta, että puoliksi avatulla balisongilla voi viiltää, mutta se ei ole kovin tehokasta (kuten arvelinkin), eikä välttämättä ole järkevää tositilanteessa koska se vaatii jossain määrin sorminäppäryyttä ja koordinaatiota (kuten arvelinkin).