Spyderco UK Penknife
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $44.99
EDC (Every Day Carry) Utility Blade.
- Good price
- Made in Golden, Colorado, USA
- Excellent ergonomics
- Hair whittling sharp edge
- Legal in a lot of places
- Slip joint
Ergonomics + Handle:
Amazing. The knife just "fits" your hands very nicely and its very comfy. I have large hands so I think a lot of other people would agree that the ergonomics of this knife are great (unless you have hands that are large as Shaq's)
Jimping is excellent. Its on both the bottom of the blade and on the top (thumb ramp).
Handle is made of FRN (Fiber Reinforced Nylon). Its very lightweight, but it feels very cheap compared to other handle materials such as G10. The whole knife weighs 1.7oz (48g)
The blade steel is CTS-BD1. I'm not super knowledgeable about blade steel, but I know that this is a step up from Swiss Army Knife steel. Easy to sharpen and has good edge retention. The blade is also full flat ground, which means that the blade tapers from the spine all the way to the edge. FFG is a good grind to have for EDC tasks. It handles a multitude of tasks very well.
Blade length is 2.96 inches, almost 3 inches. Not too big, not too small.
Opening the blade is really easy with the spidey hole in the blade. Just jam your thumb into it and move the blade.
"Lockup" is excellent considering that its slipjoint.
It would be a better UK Pen Knife if it looked less pointy/stabby looking. A UK officer could probably say that it looks offensive and arrest you. But I'm no expert in that because I don't live there.
I bought this knife more because it was made in Golden. And I live, like, less than an hour away from there.
This knife is basically a UK Legal Spyderco Delica (Appearance-wise).
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Laws and guidelines for carrying pocketknives are changing in countries all over our world. Several countries have enacted restrictions and parameters on folding knives, specifically on blades that lock open. Spyderco addressed this by developing a series of non-locking folders called Slipits. Slipit blades are safely held open by a notched or slip-joint located at the knife's pivot. Closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknives. One such knife is Spyderco's UK Penknife Leaf Blade Serrated Edge Knife with heightened control and safety with a deep finger choil that positions the index finger behind the blade directly under the thumb. This allows choking up nearer the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. Positioning the index finger in the choil additionally keeps the blade from closing while cutting. Screw together handle construction for adjusting and cleaning and feature a left/right-hand tip up silhouette wire pocket clip. The blade is flat-ground VG-10 with slip-resistant jimping at the blade spine and along the finger-choil. Screw together handle construction for adjusting and cleaning and feature a left/right-hand tip up silhouette wire pocket clip. The blade is flat-ground VG-10 with slip-resistant jimping at the blade spine and along the finger-choil. Blade Type: Serrated EdgeMaterial:Blade VG-10 steelSize: Length overall 6-1/16" (154 mm) blade length 2-9/16" (65mm)Length closed 3- 1/2" (89 mm) cuting edge 2-1/4" (57 mm)Weight: 2 oz (57g)
The Spyderco UK Penknife is a reliable non-locking folder that is socially friendly and internationally accepted for slip in your pocket urban carry.