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Assisted Opening Knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by ibo7, May 24, 2019.

  1. ibo7

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    Any recommendations for a sub £30 assisted opening knife? I just fancy one possibly just for skinning etc so just solid and sharp will do.
    I've taken a fancy to the Kershaw Filter, any opinions on it?
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    Surely can't go wrong for around £28, can I?
     
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    I’ve had a few Kershaws and still have a CQC 6k with the wave opener :thumb: but not a fan of flippers ... I had a Kershaw cryo 2 which was a nice assisted flipper but I preferred the 6k
     
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    What & how much skinning will you be doing?
    IMO a fixed blade with more belly & less of a drop point would be a better option as an out & out skinning tool, and the 4Cr14 steel on this will not hold an edge for very long if you are skinning the larger beasts, and you will probably end up doing more sharpening that actual skinning.
     
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    Realistically? Not a lot and only small game ie rabbit/squirrel.
    I'm just looking for an excuse to buy a knife to be honest:D
    I have a cheap Morakniv that is more than capable, I only recently realised 'assisted' knives were legal in UK so thought, why not?
     
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    I must have bought 50 different knives in the last 18 months trying to find something I like .... in the end I have stuck with a Spyderco PM2 S30v for use during work hours (available with plenty of different blades steels) I have a Spyderco Pits with N690 that I carry after work ... I have a Manly wasp in my work van ... a Benchmade LFK which I keep in my motorhome and UKPK with S30v “just in case I need it” .... and a Kershaw CQC-6k that has been retired back to its box
     
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    I’d sell you this for £25 inc del ;) 934FAD5B-7894-4038-B9D6-2338141FCDA6.jpeg
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Some good choices there.
    The Spyderco PITS is such a great production (& UK legal) folder, and i am lucky enough to own the custom version that spawned it's creation :thumb:

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    I always thought assisted opening knives were illegal in the UK also.

    Always gone for folding knives as never thought I need to open one that quickly and the ones that I do use in the field have a finger tab to help open.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    They are not illegal to own or purchase, but you cannot carry or use in public without good reason if it falls into the category of over 3" of cutting edge with a lock.
    All UK legal carry knives must have a sub 3" blade and be "Readily foldable at all times"
     
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    Thanks for the offer but it's not me buying, the Mrs wants to get me a gift so getting ideas for her;)
     
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    I had a blue one which I sold last week ... my silver one is a number ltd first edition ..... I bought a MK4 Pits from Mike before Xmas but I couldn’t get on with it without 5A9EEAEB-69AC-43A6-AE00-CA69118FE812.jpeg the spydie hole so I sold it
     
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    No worries .... I like the wave opening design .... it is the fastest deploying knife ..... it is open as soon as it is out of your pocket
     
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    Yes - the MK4 is nowhere near as easy to open as the Spyderco version, as the thumb studs are right on the handle scales and you have to use the little tab/finger guard to get things started, so getting the blade out actually requires a sort of "Double movement" which is not to everyone's taste, but Mike was rightly very concerned about all the new knife law politics (read BS) that was/is going on at the time and he wanted to ensure that the MK4 didn't fall fowl of the people who think that they know the law better than anyone else :facepalm: :rolleyes:
     
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    Does it not play hell on your pockets?
     
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    Nope .... it has a pocket clip but as you pull it out it has a wave design that hooks onto the pocket corner and opens itself .... so simple but effective ... there is no knife that can deploy quick ... I have an OTF auto but you have to get it out of your pocket to push the button.... the wave is open but the time it is out of the pocket
     
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    Indeed, and that's the video I've watched, hence my post. Surely over time the hook would destroy your pocket edge/seam.
     
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    Nah not really .... the blade opens easily so no great stress on the pocket ... I don’t suppose it is any worse than putting a set of keys in and out of your pocket ... keys probably do more damage
     
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    Have always considered any folding knife to be an inherently weak design. At work a fixed blade Stanley cuts carpet, lead and strips electric wire. A small axe properly sharpened, resides in van, to substitute for chisel, wood plane or other cutting edge tool I might not have to hand. A fixed blade,easily cleaned, serves me for fishing, shooting and sailing,confident I can justify carrying in the circumstances.Never needed to have pocket knife in pub, restaurant or when shopping, anymore than I would carry scissors, tweezers and nail file, which I leave to the ladies and their handbags.
     
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    Dib dib dob dob ... scouts moto .. Be prepared o_O
     
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