Also known as daga or balaraw, the knife is a very common weapon, so learning to defend yourself against it is vital. Undoubtedly the most famous Filipino knife is the balisong, from Batangas. This knife can be manipulated in very flashy and entertaining ways, but essentially the balisong is an old version of a modern folding pocket knife - able to be quickly opened or closed with one hand, and safely carried without a sheath.