balisong

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Etymology[edit]

Popularly believed to derive from the Tagalog phrase baling sungay (literally "broken horn"), since the original balisongs were made from carved animal horns.

Noun[edit]

balisong (plural balisongs)

  1. A folding pocket knife with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles.

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