I started with 11 and I thought I had a full list at 25! Now 300 and whole continents are uncovered. I searched for information but there was lack of or language barriers. What about Latin America?At least, the designs with international market impact are mostly included.I'm back to work. I must stop but I became fixated on this the last days.
Italiani 103, Francais 102, Rest of the World 128, for a total of 333 so far.And not only I learned a lot about traditional and traditional inspired knives, but I found a knife I was searching for 2-3 years. When I get it I will post, don't ask.
Yes, I'm suggesting an online version of the file as well like being hosted by Google Doc or Google Sheet so anyone here with a link can contribute?
So, only half evil, huh?...
I think I should classify Swiss knives also. The frames of the Classics, the Executives, the Officer's, the (old) Soldier's and the (new) Soldier's knives are different. The Rangers and German Army also. Should I differentiate Vic from Wenger too?
This isn't a market research. I wanted to see the diversity of traditional folders. The evolution if you like. Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italians still make all of them, through companies or custom artisans. The same goes for most of the Anglosaxon designs, made in the US, Germany and China. Wengers are still made and sold as Delemonts. Even the Lebanese are still made. Others were made until recently, in the 20th century, so one might encounter them on ebay and auction sites. In fact, very few are included that are obscure or ancient. Still, you may remove the designs you don't like and thus make a different version of the list. Or inform me about other designs, in order to enrich my version.