Contents Balisong While the meaning of the term “balisong” is not entirely clear, a popular belief is that it is derived from the Tagalog Language words baling sungay (literally, “broken horn”as the original balisongs were made from carved animal horns.
These knives are also referred to as “fan knives” or “click clacks.” The use of the balisong is so popular in the Philippines that an urban legend exists about every Batangueño carrying it everywhere he goes.
So, you can just collect Craftsman knives that would date from 1941 to now. Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club...
He also stated that some knives were marked Schrade-Walden N. USA on the tangs, but "CRAFTSMAN" on the knife's shield.
In the 19th century, one of the most popular fixed-blade knives, the Bowie, appeared.
Designed by Jim Bowie and fabricated first by Jesse Clifft, the almost 10-inch-long blade had a flat spine and no guard between its blade and handle.
His last book contains 310 pages of knife company dates and tang stamps. Especially when there are, literally, dozens of models, old and new, floating around in web stores?Well, the first step is to take a very short look at the Mora’s evolution.FWIW; Goins Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings, 1998 edition, lists the following tang stamps in several variations: S. Or, you could expand your collection all the way back to 1902. Some variations like the rondel dagger were strong enough to puncture armour and had no edges at all, essentially an ice pick on steroids.