Posted September 22, 2010 by Howard
Spyderco UK Pen Knives Leaf Blades, Made in the USA Various Colors, $38.95
The Spyderco UK Penknife series is one of the coolest things going right now in the knife industry! These slip-joint-ie, non-locking –folders from Spyderco Knives have all the function of your typical one hand opener, except they will not get you in trouble for having a lockblade. Blade length on the latest release-the leaf series-is just under 3 inches and is shaped like the tried and true Delica blade. These are great every-day-carry knives, made in the USA, and available at the KnifeCenter for only $38.95!
Here is the info from Spyderco:
“We want variety!” It’s an often heard sentiment from knife customers and is why Spyderco offers several bestsellers with different handle options. Knife nuts wanting the lightest-weight folders available, gravitate to FRN or fiberglass reinforced nylon handles. Ultra-light FRN is warp resistant, shuns chemicals, and isn’t affected by temperature extremes. Spyderco’s non-locking, one-hand open, clip carry folders are called SLIPITS.
Starting in 2004, Spyderco launched a folding knife model called the UK Penknife, targeted for carry in the United Kingdom where newly imposed legal restrictions forbade folding knives with locking blades.
As the SLIPIT concept gains momentum Spyderco keeps expanding the line with folders in varying sizes, steels and handles. Newly added are Lightweight SLIPITS. Lightweight UK Penknife blades are held open by a notched-joint at the knife’s pivot. When closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknives. Heightening 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 near the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. A tension-wire clip carries the folder deeply in a pocket, tip-up and ambidextrously.
Blade Length: 3″
Cutting Edge: 2-9/26″
Overall Length: 6-15/16″
Weight: 1.9 oz.
Blade Style: Leaf Blade
Blade Material: GIN-1
Made in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.