Posted September 26, 2011 by Howard
Spyderco UK Penknives with Combo Blades
UK Penknives have been a great addition to the Spyderco Knives lineup ever since they introduced them. These are medium sized folding pocketknives with no lock so that they can be legally carried in those countries (like the UK) that forbid locking folding knives. These new ones are the first we have seen that have a black handle and combination blade configuration: the cutting edge is partially serrated. This is a configuration that is preferred by many knife wielding customers of the KnifeCenter and we’re sure they will appreciate this option of the low cost UK penknife series. You can see these new black partially serrated versions at www.knifecenter.com
Here is more info from Spyderco Knives:
“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: Partially Serrated Leaf Blade
Blade Material: CTS-BD1
Handle: Black FRN
Made in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.