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UK Legal Knife

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by outdoord, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. pauljm116

    pauljm116 Native

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    No problems. The SOG paratool is really good.

    Not 100% sure about the grind (someone with more knowledge about grinds than me may be able to answer that) it has a secondary grind close to the edge which is the bit that needs sharpening, not the whole grind (hope that makes some sense). You would do well to get a strop and some starkie blue compound as thats all I ever use on my UKPKs and they are always shaving sharp (cant remember the last time any of my knives went near a sharpening stone, just a quick run over a strop keeps the edge nice and sharp). :)
     
  2. mrcharly

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

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    Maybe because it isn't illegal?

    Please read the sticky about knife carry laws.

    If you have a good reason for carrying a locking or fixed blade, it is perfectly legal to do so in this country.
     
  3. zed4130

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    the paratool is a cool MT but i personaly found the pliers not solid enough and folded too many times while using it at work so replaced it with there pocket power pliers and then got fed up at work with folding tools lol so got the powerlock for work, i carried both old and new leatherman waves since 98 and loved that MT but not legal carry so was looking for non locking, but as said with blades out and handles closed the blade is still classed as locked, uk laws suck

    my paratool with added wood saw and V-cutter
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. bushwacker bob

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

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    Only if you dont use it properly.
     
  5. Beefy0978

    Beefy0978 Forager

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    Just for the record any prosecution has to jump a few hurdles first...
    1) assuming you are a sensible otherwise law abiding person you have to have done something that alerts the plod to your carrying a knife or sharp implement in the first place; maybe it fell out of your pocket when paying for something at the supermarket and they call the cops or maybe you are trespassing and the landowner calls the cops; you get yourself stop searched or arrested then searched; they can do it either way ;-)
    2) you rightly have the opportunity to explain yourself to the individual bobby, who may / or may not accept your version of events and let you go on your way; or arrest you; if they arrest you remain completely cooperative; violence or loud behaviour won't help your case;
    3) you get interviewed at the police station. If you admit it you get charged to court. If you offer a defence the matter is reviewed by a cps lawyer who decides if you get charged to court; in my experience the cps will take a very practical view and err on the side of common sense;
    4) if you do get charged at this stage you may well be on a sticky wicket but you still have the chance to present your defence to a magistrate who may also agree or not with your defence.
    I could go on and there at least a thousand "but what if's" but rest assured the cops really do have better things to do than search people who are polite, cooperative and respectful. They really do prefer to target real crooks. The vast majority are entirely reasonable and if your reason to be carrying is sound (and current) then you really have little to fear.
    :cop:
     
  6. zed4130

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    i agree with this, i carried a leatherman wave in a pouch on my belt until around 2 years ago and never got asked what it is etc, i dont pouch carry anymore, i only get my pocket knife out when i need it and not in public places, its all about being sensible,
     
  7. multi

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    Youll be lucky to get away with carrying anything sheathed and on show in public if you look under 21. youll likely automatically get a fine and a confiscation.
     
  8. lannyman8

    lannyman8 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  9. Forest fella

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    If you find the time would you do a review of this Bg knife,as I've been thinking of buying one for awhile.
    cheers
     

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