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Need a new knife for whittling...

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by martsim73, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. martsim73

    martsim73 Full Member

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    Well I thought I'd start a new thread...

    I've enjoyed whittling over the years but after reading an old thread on here about the legal implications of carrying a knife, I've come to realise I could have gotten myself into a lot of trouble had I have been stopped for some reason by the Police :cop: . My trusty pocket knife (locking blade, 3.5inches) has been removed from my jacket pocket for good and now resides in the tool box in the shed!:eek:

    So... What knife would be recommended as a replacement? Easy I hear you say.... Well, a few considerations please.

    1). One sharp blade only (would consider two if one was for small detailed work).
    2). Blade not more than a couple of inches max.
    3). Folding blade, no lock and very stable - no side movement. I like nothing better than going for a walk, sitting in the woods and finding a stick to whittle. Not a valid reason to carry a locking blade as it's not for work but for pleasure if the need arose.
    4). A comfortable grip. I can be whittling for several hours. Often just creating tinder lol.
    5). I don't want to spend a fortune on it either.

    Your thoughts and recommendations would be most welcome.... Please don't post how stupid I was or I should have known better etc. I know now I was in the wrong :buttkick: and had I have been questioned, the implications that could have followed. Helpful recommendations are what I'm after... Thank you.
     
  2. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Samon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Beefy0978 Forager

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    Check out A. Finlay primitive crafts. He does an excellent set for £99 that I'm hoping to get for my birthday next month.

    A-Finlay-primitive-craftS.co.uk
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I like my little joker for a variety of small tasks including whittling.

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  7. Samon

    Samon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    martsim73 Full Member

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    Thanks guys... Some nice knives. I do quite like the Joker as the handle looks to be very comfortable. I should have realised (and looked for) a thread on pocket knives. I will browse deeper into the knives you are already using. Thanks again...

    Martin :)
     
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    yes it is a perfectly valid reason as is Bushcrafting
    the listed examples in S139 are just that examples and not an exhausted list

    http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/carving-wooden-spoons-in-public.html
     
  10. Doc

    Doc Need to contact Admin...

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    I like the look of those Jokers too. I nearly bought one, but was tempted by the Enzo PK70 instead. However, at £80 or so, the Enzo doesn't meet your condition 5.

    At a meet recently I was shown a Rough Rider pocket knife and was impressed enough to buy one. These are similar to the quality American slipjoints (Case, Queen, great Eastern cutlery etc) in that they are traditional patterns with real bone handles, but being made in China are about 80% cheaper. They are very sharp straight out of the box and feel substantial in the hand. Steel is 440 stainless and I have found edge retention and build quality to be very very good indeed. They really are £50-60 knives for £10-£15. Heinnie stocks a range of them.
     
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    plastic-ninja Full Member

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    What about a British classic pocketknife from Sheffield's Trevor Ablett.?
    I bought one earlier in the year. 3 good whittling blades a lovely stag handle
    and beautifully made by a British master craftsman. Oh and legal carry too.
    Cheers , Simon
     
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    I'll agree with wayland and others in te joker. I have the exact same one as that pictures and it's a perfect little whittler.
    The other thing I often carry is a victorinox spartan SAK - 2 blades, and a few other useful bits
     
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    I have both a rough rider rifleman and an enzo pk70 for my edc and they are both very good.

    The enzo is, in my opinion, is is the better knife but if your not looking to spend that much the rough rider is an excellent substitute.
    The larger blade is good for most whittling and the smaller one, as you said in the OP, is great for fine detail - not bad at around a tenner.

    hamster
     
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    Samon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    would you comapre the rough rider in build quality to a wenger, victorinox?? never handled one so i'm curious..
     
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    Martin, I would agree with what FGYT said in post 9, bushcraft activities such as whittling would be a valid reason to carry a locking pocket knife.
     
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    I bought a Rough Rider Whittler for - guess what? - whittling, and was a bit disappointed in it to be honest; it wasn't very sharp, and it's blades all have a convex profile so I struggle to get much of an edge on it.
    It's probably just inexperienced old' me, but I'm back with my Scandinavia ground mora at the minute.
     
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    luckylee On a new Journey

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    Enzo pk70, I neve thought it would replace my ukpk, but it has and not left my pocket in 6 months, and can't see it ever leaving my pocket, I have a lot if folding knifes a lot of the fallknivens, the legal carry Ba done not legal carry, and many others but the pk70 is just great I went for the Scandi grind, for this as its great for food prep and whittling as most of my fixed blades are convex, and I'm happy withn that.
    i think it's worth the money they ask, a great steel s30v holds a great edge, and easy to maintain, no worries about rust, just a great knife.
     
  20. martsim73

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    Doug, I'm sure if I was actually taking part in an activity at the time of being questioned this would be correct. However, I think if the posts are correct from those more qualified to discuss this issue in a thread directly linked to knife legalities in the UK, I would be in trouble just having it on my person when walking about in normal relaxed day to day business with no intention of picking up a stick to whittle,etc at that time. Not that I would be stopped and searched as I never have been, but hypothetically if it happened....Well?

    We have here totally wondered of thread/topic and I'm not looking to start up new discussion here on what could be seen by some as a subject of great debate. I trust all interested might wish to read the previous threads related to UK knife law... I found it extremely interesting and eye opening. It also made me realise I was carrying round a knife that in the eyes of the law could have landed me in a lot of trouble no matter how honest and law abiding I may be.

    Moderators... If this is deemed an inappropriate response please delete as I'm not wanting to start any form of debate on this topic as it has been clearly discussed quite heatedly else where and closed down.

    Thank you for all your knife recommendations folks.... It seems I have many options open to me to follow up. Thank you all for your contributions :)

    Martin
     

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