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#1 puggie

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 08:07

Any recommendations? I'm looking for something small and discrete to hang on my work keys that is fairly stout for opening boxes and other miscellaneous small stabby tasks. I have one of the victorinox keyring knives (58mm classic) but would prefer something with a bit stouter blade.

Gerber Ultralight LST is currently heading up my shortlist...

any other suggestions?

Edited by puggie, 15 Aug 2012 - 08:24.

Triple point

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For example the temperature and pressure of my arse during a bad fart after a good curry!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 08:49

No recommendatations other than.:
if it's 3" or longer blade, or is a fixed blade , or is a locking blade (Prob likely if you want something 'stout'), then it's illegal to carry....

My mates mum is magistrate, and talking to her on the subject, she was saying how 'inflexibile' the guidelines were with regard to this sort of thing. I was having the chat as I often have all sorts of knives/tools in my car due to all he buildng work I'm doing...& she was warning me that if I was to get stopped for any reason (with the stuff I was carrying in my car), I'd have some problems!!

Mine's all now neatly in a toolbox, in the boot, out of reach which would make things a lot easier to explain... (compared to stanley knives & screwdrivers in the door pockets etc)

Edited by jpboost, 15 Aug 2012 - 08:58.

its about terms of reference. To me a Lexus 4.0 is a small high revving engine...


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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 09:39

The Gerber is under 2" and it would sit on my work keys at work so not something I'd be carrying in public etc. so not a worry IMHO but I am aware about the complete lack of grey areas in the laws!

EDIT: JP the Bim is sorted btw, stupid auxiliary electric water pump seals had gone, so that bit isn't part of the water loop any more and I still have working heaters (for all the good that that is at the moment)!

Edited by puggie, 15 Aug 2012 - 09:43.

Triple point

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases (for example, gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist

For example the temperature and pressure of my arse during a bad fart after a good curry!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 10:05

Coolio,

I spent a good couple of years carrying a folding stanley knife in my back pocket as it was so handy.
She told me in no uncertain terms that she'd have no option but to give me a custodial sentance if I'd been brought before her.

It's annoygin though, as a 'good' knife is really handy!..

bloody criminals spoil everything!"

edit,
good news on the bimmer

Edited by jpboost, 15 Aug 2012 - 10:05.

its about terms of reference. To me a Lexus 4.0 is a small high revving engine...


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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 10:09

I have a swiss utility key

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B0017KJ54E

Its a multitool that looks like a key.

If its something you are going to use daily, its a bit fiddly, but its a handy tool to have in emergencies.

Other than that, I have always liked the leatherman mini
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 10:14

I have a swiss utility key

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B0017KJ54E

Its a multitool that looks like a key.

If its something you are going to use daily, its a bit fiddly, but its a handy tool to have in emergencies.

Other than that, I have always liked the leatherman mini


I had one of those for a while (until I lost it..) Absolutely amazing little things!

Quite scarily though I managed to get it though airport security on more than one occasion (completely by accident I must add)...

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 10:48

Quite scarily though I managed to get it though airport security on more than one occasion (completely by accident I must add)...


Same here
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 11:22

I have one of the mini victorinoxes with a screwdriver, LED and pen... and it's one of the best screwdrivers I own. Magic.

I also always carry 4" of Opinel. But then our rules are different!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 12:41

Leatherman Squirt? http://www.leatherma...oduct/Squirt_P4

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#10 puggie

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 12:58

Bit big to be honest and thats a full multitool, all I really want is a simple folding blade.
Triple point

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases (for example, gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist

For example the temperature and pressure of my arse during a bad fart after a good curry!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 14:23

I know what you need!

one of my fav knives in my collection

http://www.crkt.com/KISS

again its a locker so probably illegal to carry
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 14:29

Columbia river have a great selection of pocket knives so pick one that suits your needs :)

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 15:06

Amit...

you bad man, some very nice bits and pieces there :) don't seem to ship to the UK though!
Triple point

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases (for example, gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist

For example the temperature and pressure of my arse during a bad fart after a good curry!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 15:34

you can get them from http://www.heinnie.com/

be warned if you like knives.. the above site could be dangerous to your wallet.
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 15:43

:lol:

http://www.crkt.com/Turtle

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 15:55

damn this thread! :mad:

I'm loving the look of this:
http://www.heinnie.c...t.asp?P_ID=3923

I don't even have a need for a knife, but I really want some :lol:

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 16:15

you can get them from http://www.heinnie.com/

be warned if you like knives.. the above site could be dangerous to your wallet.


Oh for wallet bashing one of the girls here, her bloke makes knives as a hobby, and she brought in a damascus steel katana he had made, I didn;t enquire about price but I know some of the 6" fixed blades he makes sell for 4 figures!
Triple point

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which three phases (for example, gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist

For example the temperature and pressure of my arse during a bad fart after a good curry!

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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 17:48

ive had a gerber shortcut for about 6 months on my keys its proved to be a very useful little bit of kit
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 18:44

you can get them from http://www.heinnie.com/

be warned if you like knives.. the above site could be dangerous to your wallet.


Shit thers some cool shizzle on there!
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Posted 15 Aug 2012 - 20:42

I have this little thing. The sharp bit of the blade is a mere 40mm long. It's only a cheapy souvenir jobby but it stays sharp for a long time and I use it a lot. Similar knives can usually be found in gift shops etc. I can't recall where I picked this one up though!

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