I'm just wondering how one would deploy a balisong? I'm 99.9% sure they're illegal here in WI based on: Based on videos I've seen on how to use them, am I correct in saying they are deployed by gravity or by a thrust or movement? I want to be sure before I go out and buy one and learn how to use and carry it. I assume it would be okay to simply own one as long as I keep it at home? Is anybody here proficient enough that they carry with one? Or at least around the house, is it worth learning if I can't carry it? ETA: Thinking of getting a trainer instead until I either move to a state where it's legal or am somehow legally allowed to carry here.