San mai, basically a Japanese sandwich with a tool steel core and softer iron sides. Traditional Swedish steel uses the same principle. Btw, ninjas were known for using or converting garden tools into weapons. Not flashy like katanas but very effective.Is that a garden tool made into a shank?
Makes about as much sense as regulating suppressors. Whatever politicians came up wit these laws probably watched one too many Hollywood movies before bedtime. Its especially silly since any fixed blade up to 12cm (& longer with a good justification) can be carried in public without problem. It isnt just that balisongs & OTFs are banned from carry, they are illegal objects in Germany altogether.I did not know that Germany does not allow possession of balisongs.
It is true that balisong has a bad image, but I doubt it is dangerous enough to be regulated.