The Svord Peasant knife is a century old design that was brought back to the mainstream by B.W. Baker. This is a knife I have used and owned for a good long while, but have always been on the fence with regards to reviewing it. In practical terms: this is a very, very basic … [Read more...]
U.K. Legal Knives
The following are all the UK friendly folding knives we've reviewed on this blog.
If you're interested, check out our recommendations for the best UK-legal knives, or if you're looking for folders to carry at home, take a peek at our lists of the best EDC knives on the market & best folders by price point.
Also let us know if there happens to be a product that you want reviewed, but that isn't already up here. Either comment on a post with your request or contact us directly.
Over the past few years, the amount of Spydercos I've reviewed has dwindled. A lot of this is due to the relative high cost of the new stuff (Mamba anyone?) or what I would define as thoroughly uninspired designs (Polestar... what where you thinking Sal?!), but every once in … [Read more...]
When I heard that Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes were the designers behind the Spyderco Pingo, I was ecstatic. I always loved the unique minimalism that Anso and Vox brought to the table and this guaranteed that I would end up snapping this fella' up. Sadly (for me) the Pingo … [Read more...]
The Lansky World Legal is one of the more interesting knives in my newly started "slipjoint" collection. The name "World Legal" implies a sense of legislative submission or social neutering, as if to say, "It's so harmless, it's world legal!" As you can see quite clearly … [Read more...]
In 2004, Spyderco took a huge risk and introduced the UK friendly UK Pen Knife (UKPK) for the first time. It was G-10 with a premium blade steel and in all ways but one, it fit the Spyderco line up. The primary difference being of course its lack of a lock. Historically … [Read more...]
Since arriving back in the UK, my EDC choices have become quite heavily restricted by British Legislation. Instead of moping around the house clutching my over-sized Cold Steels, however, I took the opportunity to go out and buy some UK legal folders instead. Now, with over … [Read more...]
When the Spyderco Bug was announced I admittedly scoffed at the idea of a sub 3 inch (total length!) folder. What on earth could anyone do with a 1.27 inch blade? And yet, this tiny knife kept popping up in other people's pocket dumps and EDC showcases... So here I am - … [Read more...]
Out of the entire Case catalog, no knife stands out to me quite as much as the Seahorse Whittler. With its unique primary blade and unorthodox proportions, I saw it and just had to test it out myself. After a number of months of owning it, it's actually become my main … [Read more...]
I will have to admit before I start this review that this knife has been my Case Cutlery grail for the past couple of years. The Case Sway Back Gent comes dressed in what I think are some of the prettiest scales around. The particular model I chose, the "pocket worn old red … [Read more...]
I've been asked a few times already why I never seem to carry slip joints. Although I do have a few, they don't make up a large part of my collection, not because I have anything against slip joints, but because the knives I happen to like coincidentally happen to have … [Read more...]