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    whats the best uk legal EDC

    hi iv finaly decided to abide to the law, and get my self a uk legal edc that will coap with pretty harsh use. does anyone have any advice or recomendations?
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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Well some love it, other think it is too tactical but the Spyderco UKPK was designed for the every purpose of being tough and UK legal. I love mine.

    Other Spyderco Options are the Urban(s) and the Byrd Slip Wings. All good.

    Most SAK are fairly robust and UKPK legal, as is the British Army Knife.

    A lot of Sheffield folders are UK legal too.
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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    depends how much you would want to spend up to 50 I would get a Swiss Army knife around 100 I would recommend a UKPK or Urban. more than 100 and you could get a custom from lots of makers on here. One id recommend is my EDC a SHING.



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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    right thanks iv got a spyderco para military, the UKPK look pretty similar my only concern is when your opening your UKPK does it open like in a stiff controlled motion or is it like a lock knife when you can just use a thumb stud or hole to one hand open?

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by rockapes51 View Post
    right thanks iv got a spyderco para military, the UKPK look pretty similar my only concern is when your opening your UKPK does it open like in a stiff controlled motion or is it like a lock knife when you can just use a thumb stud or hole to one hand open?
    Just opens like a lock knife one handed, they are great
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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbarrass View Post
    depends how much you would want to spend up to 50 I would get a Swiss Army knife around 100 I would recommend a UKPK or Urban. more than 100 and you could get a custom from lots of makers on here. One id recommend is my EDC a SHING.



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    thanks where did you get yours from that looks amazing

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by bagman View Post
    Just opens like a lock knife one handed, they are great
    thanks, is it worth buying new or can the knife stand up to a couple of owners?

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    His website is http://www.shingcrafts.com/ he works with lots of steels and handl materials so you can pretty much pec up what you want. SHING is a member on here you can pm him.
    His folders are very tough and well made, there a great EDC ive carried a SHING for nearly 2 years now first a D2 one and now a Damasteel one.

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    UKPK all the way , its a little friend for life
    I make knives and sheaths My way , heres my Blog http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    great whats the best place to a UKPK from?

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Well the quickest would be from Heinie haynes , or if your lucky here on BB , if you want to wait for the postage from the US , BUT SAVE SOME MONEY then drop Charity a pm (check the dealers section )
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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    ok great stuff thanks

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Maybe you should get in on the Svord Peasant group buy? Sturdy legal EDC for about 11 delivered. Well worth a look in.

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    I couldn't get rid of my UKPK fast enough.

    Lousy edge, hard to sharpen and the black handled one was treated like a black mamba by members of the public who saw it.

    I am no beginner to sharpening and most of my knives carry a razor hair splitting edge. I just couldn't get and edge on it using either stones or a Lansky, it was difficult to get a good grip on the blade (despite the very helpful members on here).

    I found the blade bunted easily after the lightest of tasks and would not strop back to sharpness.

    If you are going to get one get a coloured handle. I had the black handled version and peoples opinions of it were very negative. It just looked too tactical for them i guess.

    I have a few legal EDC's including my normal Shing custom. It never gets a second glance (apart from the admiring ones).

    I know Sal is a member on here and i know there are a lot of people who love their Spydie's.

    I am not one of them can't stand them, would never own another.

    Heinnies have a whole section dedicated to UK legal knives

    http://www.heinnie.com/tum7dy155133/...ry/c-1-92-641/

    There are loads to choose from.

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    Re: whats the best uk legal EDC

    Fallkniven U2? Is that not a legal knife in the UK?
    Shing if you can afford it.
    Cheap but very useful (IMHO) CRKT M16-12

 

 

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