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Lansky Small Lockback Pocket Knife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Lansky Small Lockback Pocket Knife folding knife

A low cost EDC folding pocket knife of outstanding quality for the price.

Pros

  • Small
  • Bright color
  • Stays sharp: good steel
  • Very low cost

Cons

  • None found so far

This wee gem replaced a knife confiscated by airport security last year and though very cheap proved to be a very good buy. Having had it for a year it has done all the things one would use a pocket knife for both on and off trail: cutting cordage, tape, opening packets and meal bags, sharpening tent pegs, making tinder, general camp chores etc. and so far it has not had to be sharpened.

The blade is 2.25 inches, overall 5.5 inches, closed 3.25 inches and weighs a mere 1.3 ounces, and the three colours to choose from are a bonus, I chose yellow as it stands out in my normal environment best.

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Lansky EDC

This was a very fortunate find in a Rotorua sports store and has proved to be a far better knife than I expected for the price; Couldn't ask for more.

Thanks for the messages guys! Michael, I agree with your comments and fully endorse that each and everyone has their own take on a product. For my part "It is what it is" and where I live fires are not normally allowed in the open so batoning is a non issue but producing tinder to start a log burning stove (cut wood provided by Dept of Conservation) in a hut is. And this wee gem does that OK. I just like the minimalist approach and this knife suits me just fine. 

Background

A whole lifetime!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: NZ$ 11.95

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Specs

Price MSRP: $9.99
Blade length 2.25 in
Length, open 5.5 in
Length, closed 3.25 in
Weight 1.3 oz.
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