Posted March 10, 2008 by Howard
Spyderco Knives UK Knife with Orange G10 Handle
Spyderco offers the UK knives without a lock because of the laws in the UK and other countries. They use superb S30V stainless steel for the blades and the overall design gives the typical Spyderco features. They are made in Golden Colorado.
Here is Spyderco’s sales material and the SPECS:
The knife may be man’s oldest tool but today it is governed by different carry restrictions in nearly every country in the world. It seems: “if man makes it, he must legislate it”. This is particularly true regarding pocketknives in the United Kingdom where legal guidelines govern the size and function of all pocketknives carried in public. One of these parameters is that folding knives not have blades that lock open. Spyderco addressed this by developing a non-locking folder expressly for the UK called the UK Penknife.
The blade on the UK Penknife is held open by a notched-joint at the knife’s pivot. When closing the blade the notch produces roughly twenty-pounds of resistance, functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknives. To achieve a heightened sense of control and comfort, Spyderco designers added a deep finger choil positioning the index finger on the bottom of the blade directly under the thumb. This lets you choke up nearer the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. The handle is safety orange G-10 with a tension-wire clip that carries deeply in the pocket, tip-up and either left or right-handed. The CPMS30V laser cut blade is available PlainEdged and ground flat on both sides.
Made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A.
* length overall 6 15/16″ (175mm)
* blade length 2 15/16″ (74mm)
* blade steel CPM-S30V
* length closed 4 1/16″ (103mm)
* cutting edge 2 5/8″ (67mm)
* weight 2.4oz (69g)
* hole diameter 1/2″ (13mm)
* blade thickness 1/8″ (3mm)
* handle material G-10