Info on small antique folding knife?

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ToolsOfOld
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Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by ToolsOfOld » Wed May 03, 2017 12:42 am

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me about this little knife? It appears to have some age to it. The handles seem to be a dark hardwood. The rest of the handles are brass. It is about 4 inches long when unfolded. The construction suggests that it was made by hand.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by ToolsOfOld » Wed May 03, 2017 12:55 am

And a shot of the knife closed...
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Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by ToolsOfOld » Thu May 04, 2017 11:58 pm

I should add that I have seen others like this online described as "WWII era Filipino monkey bone knife". I have no idea if this is true of those knives or this one. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks!

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Folding antique butterfly knife

Post by ToolsOfOld » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:23 pm

The knife certainly appears to be handmade. Anyone?

Thank you!

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Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by sammy the blade » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Some sort of balisong, the original flipper.

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Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:45 pm

Probably Filipino.
the handles are caribao horn. (Buffalo)
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Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Post by ToolsOfOld » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:18 pm

Thanks for your thoughts on this!

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