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Morning all, I trust we are all doing okay on this brisk Sunday morn'. :)

 

Could I ask you guys for some suggestions please, I need to purchase a new pocket knife as my old one has seen it's last days, mind you I've owned it since 1986 so it did pretty well.

 

My old knife was an A Wright Sheffield 'Lambsfoot',

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wright-Sheffield-Lambs-Pocket-Knife-Folding/dp/B01D3B1B8W/ref=sr_1_6?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1464508419&sr=1-6&keywords=carbon+steel+pocket+knife

I was considering just buying a new version of the same knife but was more than a little curious to know if any of you know of a knife similar in reliability and functionality as the Lambsfoot I should be considering.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and I thank you in advance for any suggestions and/or recommendations you may have. :)

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You done very well with that 30 year old knife. good old sheffield steel and craftmanship. If you want to stay with a lambsfoot how about a UK legal Spyderco roadie. Good jimping on the choil and thumb ramp. I think a good choil is essential on a non locking back spring knife. I like OHO so i like the spyderco's UKPK. still use my Carbon fiber one daily at home

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I couldnt be without my leatherman wave. 20 years and still as good as new. I thought it had everything i ever needed.....until i found out about jimping on the choil.

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I've got a German police issue Leatherman that was given to me by one of my German buddies who is in the Kripo. It lives under the seat of my motorbike as a multitool, I'm a bit vague about the exact size of pocket knife you can actually keep in your pocket so I don't carry it around, even though it would probably have come in handy as a multi tool loads of times.

 

Being more into kitchen knives than pocket ones I was also pretty mystified about jimping. Found this article, and I am posting the link as it also has reviews which might help the OP choose a new shiv.

http://www.betterpocketknife.com/articles/pocket-knife-jimping-get-a-grip/

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thought the OP was after a legal to carry non locking knife like the amazon link he posted. unlike the illegal to carry without a good reason locking multi tool knife.

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EKA Swede 88 in Masur Birch

 

Fantastically tactile knife. It is a locking folding knife so worth checking the legal issues surrounding carrying. I believe that it is permitted if used for work purposes (so today I have already cut about 40 strings for tomato plants).

 

Happy to be corrected.

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EKA Swede 88 in Masur Birch

 

Fantastically tactile knife. It is a locking folding knife so worth checking the legal issues surrounding carrying. I believe that it is permitted if used for work purposes (so today I have already cut about 40 strings for tomato plants).

 

Happy to be corrected.

If locking they're not 'every day carry' I believe.

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If locking they're not 'every day carry' I believe.

 

It seems to be a bit of a grey area. If you can show that you are using the knife for work on a regular basis then if is fair enough.

 

My brother-in-law does all the hanging baskets in Stroud and Cirencester. A few years ago we bought him a Leatherman Charge for his birthday and he probably uses it everyday. If a policeman decided to check his pockets whilst he was out working they would be very unlikely to take issue with the presence of a Leatherman despite it having a locking blade feature.

 

If he then decided to go out clubbing in Cheltenham with the knife still in his pocket then you could realistically expect that the same inspection would result in a different response.

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It seems to be a bit of a grey area. If you can show that you are using the knife for work on a regular basis then if is fair enough.

 

My brother-in-law does all the hanging baskets in Stroud and Cirencester. A few years ago we bought him a Leatherman Charge for his birthday and he probably uses it everyday. If a policeman decided to check his pockets whilst he was out working they would be very unlikely to take issue with the presence of a Leatherman despite it having a locking blade feature.

 

If he then decided to go out clubbing in Cheltenham with the knife still in his pocket then you could realistically expect that the same inspection would result in a different response.

 

True!

 

I think you have 2 aspects:

  1. Every Day Carry: Which is OK unless you're obviously up to no good
  2. Not: Which is generally not OK unless you're doing something you needed it for.

But yeah - ultimately who is carrying what, and where probably is the biggest factor even beyond '

the law':

 

If I put on a load of sportswear and hung around outside the cinema with a locking blade I feel sure my police treatment would be vastly different to if I was wearing my Barbour jacket and swanning around my local woods with the same blade.

 

Inspiration: http://www.heinnie.com/knives-and-tools/f/uk_friendly_carry/yes/

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Technically it's illegal to carry a lock knife in a public place. But I'd imagine you'd be unlucky to be found with it unless you were deawing attention to yourself.

I have a Leatherman multi tool (blade does not lock) and it's great. Use the screw drivers more than anything.

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