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By artie
#1254358
My trusty pocket knife which has served me well since 1999, due to my own stupidity will have to be retired.
Luckily Christmas is approaching and a friend has offered to replace it as a seasonal gift and has asked which one I would like.

This means I can push the boat out a little, but without being too greedy.

I would like one with a pocket clip and a blade which will hold an edge, not close easily and can be opened one handed. Not too heavy but robust.

Open for recommendations.
By Mark A
#1254360
Spyderco knives would be worth looking at, unless the untraditional design puts you off. I bought a Spyderco Delica (had to Google the name) from a shop in Los Angeles five or six years ago and the quality is excellent. Prices over here are generally higher, however.

The Heinnie Haynes website has humongous choice, though they're probably not the cheapest shop to buy from.
https://www.heinnie.com/knives-and-tools

Bear in mind if you intend to carry the knife around with you then legally they blade must be under 3in and non-locking.

Mark
By Rorschach
#1254365
Not close easily and open one handed are tough to execute in an EDC legal knife so maybe it would be worth clarifying if that is a concern to you?

Also it is a little more complicated than just sub 3" and non locking as I am trying to explain to leatherman at the moment who keep advertising the Micra as a UK EDC legal tool, it is not.
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By artie
#1254376
Spyferco or Heinnie or other, I'm not hung up on makes.

I'm not familiar with all the legalities I thought under 3 " and non locking would do. The chances of the bill having a look in my pocket is slim, but in this day and age who knows. I'll be carrying it at work mostly. Would health and safety require a locking blade.?
By bracspin
#1254398
Try thebushcraft store they have a selection of knives at reasonable price including folding lockable and non-lockable. There is also an excellent section on knife law advice.
Pete
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By Eric The Viking
#1254419
Rorschach wrote:Also it is a little more complicated than just sub 3" and non locking as I am trying to explain to Leatherman at the moment who keep advertising the Micra as a UK EDC legal tool, it is not.


I'm a bit annoyed with them myself at the moment. Weirdly, I had the pouch/sheath for my PST Leatherman nicked a while ago. I found the Leatherman Tools web site, and what I thought was the right pouch, and checked with them by email that it was correct.

I then tried to order it here: their web site hung mid-process. I was in the USA last month and tried again there: same thing. My son also tried (using a US credit card, also PayPal): same result.

It didn't say "out of stock" - it simply didn't work, and I've next to no chance of getting one otherwise.

BTW, getting back on-topic, I can get an edge on both my Victorinox and Leatherman knives, but neither will hold one for any time, which is annoying. In contrast, the cheap, simple Sheffield steel penknife I had as a boy can be kept really sharp. I suspect it's the Chromium added to give rustproofing that softens them - the on-board files are both similar (easily blunted).
I think there is a trade-off: if you want a knife that's maintenance free, it won't hold a good edge. If you want an edge, you have to oil or wax it fairly often to keep rust at bay.

E.

PS: Intend to chase Leatherman by email now I'm back home and have more time.
By Mark A
#1254461
Eric - If it's any good to you you're welcome to the belt sheath thing which came with my Leatherman Wave, assuming I can find it.

I've never used it.

Mark
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By Tasky
#1254490
Rorschach wrote:Also it is a little more complicated than just sub 3" and non locking as I am trying to explain to leatherman at the moment who keep advertising the Micra as a UK EDC legal tool, it is not.

How come?
What's not legal about it.... aside from the general catch-all of ANY item whatsoever for which you reason to have upon your person, if a cop having a bad day so decides?
By Rorschach
#1254529
Tasky wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Also it is a little more complicated than just sub 3" and non locking as I am trying to explain to leatherman at the moment who keep advertising the Micra as a UK EDC legal tool, it is not.

How come?
What's not legal about it.... aside from the general catch-all of ANY item whatsoever for which you reason to have upon your person, if a cop having a bad day so decides?


It's a legal grey area, the blade is sub 3" and folding, but because the handle closes up and stops the blade being fully folded it falls fouls of J. Mcowan's decision in Harris v DPP 1993 where he stated:
"To be a folding pocketknife the knife has to be readily and indeed immediately foldable at all times, simply by the folding process"

It's never been tested in court but I (and many others, including legal professors) believe that it would not pass this test and should therefore not be advertised as UK EDC legal.
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By Eric The Viking
#1254541
Mark A wrote:Eric - If it's any good to you you're welcome to the belt sheath thing which came with my Leatherman Wave, assuming I can find it.


That's really kind of you, but it won't fit mine, which is a really old ("original") PST. The later ones are a different shape.

But thanks once again :-)

E.
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By artie
#1254586
toysandboats wrote:I have the Spyderco Clipitool Serrated which does what you ask:
https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-clipitool-serrated
And also have the Lansky BladeMedic to keep it sharp:
https://www.heinnie.com/lansky-blade-medic

Never without my little knife
David


You are right, and it;s a nice knife, maybe one of it's bigger brothers would do me better.
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By Trevanion
#1254594
I've always wondered where I stand with my work knife:

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Opens with a flick of the hand which is gravity assisted so does that mean it's outright illegal to even own? Or does it fall under a different category since it isn't technically a "blade" as such? They've been selling them for a long time in this country so I assume if nobody's made a fuss by this point they must be OK to some degree?

The laws really aren't clear enough, they say a blade less than 3 inch in length is OK but I've heard of people being arrested for little swiss army knives and similar.
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By artie
#1254595
I believe you can carry any length of knife provided you have a legit reason for it.

But you can carry a sub 3 inch folder without needing a reason.

I'm leaning to the spyderco ukpk , it would do what I need and I wouldn't have to justify it.

https://www.heinnie.com/spyderco-ukpk-f ... flat-grind