Posted June 23, 2009 by Howard
Spyderco UK Knife with Drop Point Blade
Spyderco Knives produces the UK series of pocketknives for the UK and various other countries and jurisdictions that prohibit locking knives. They also produce the Urban Slip Joint series that is similar. This new UK folding pocketknife has a different blade design.
Here is the info from Spyderco Knives:
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 pocket knives 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 foliage green 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.
Please note, the “bronze” color that you see on the clip is intentional. The clips are actually heat treated (they are stronger and will perform better because of this). The heat treated wire clip is also more discreet in your pocket.
* 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
* Made in Golden, Colorado, USA