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Please Recommend A Slipjoint...

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Spuggy, Aug 2, 2019.

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Please Recommend A Slipjoint... (Poll)

  1. Kizer Zipslip G10

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  2. Boker Plus XS Drop Point

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  3. Other...

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  1. Spuggy

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    Hi,

    I'm in the UK and looking to get a cheapish sub 3" non-locking folder (UK legal) for EDC.
    Currently got it down to just two: Kizer Zipslip G10, or Boker Plus XS Drop Point.

    Please help, which would be the better choice? Or are there better ones out there I've missed?

    Cheers!
     
  2. A.B.

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    A victorinox?

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  3. Spuggy

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    Hi A.B. I have Boker Tech Tool 5 - was looking for less bulk and a single blade.
    Thanks for suggestion though :)
     
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  4. A.B.

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    A vic solo then? Sweet blades in alox

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  5. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    Cheap and decent = Heinnie Haynes CRKT Liong Mah #5.

    It's chunky, had nice red scales and is £25. I like mine a lot.

    How much is the Kizer? Surely not that cheap?
     
  6. el_murdoque

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    From personal experience, I can recommend the following:
    - The Manly Wasp which has no OHO but sports G10 scales, a deep carry clip and a S90V blade and comes at less than 60 quid which is awesome, concerning the craftsmanship and materials used.
    - The Spyderco UKPK (currently in a special version @ Heinnie Haynes with G10 scales). Nice little slicer with a good clip and super lightweight.
    - The Spyderco Urban which is a wee bit smaller than the UKPK.
     
  7. tbzbbt

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    Manly Wasp or Spyderco Pingo.

    tbzbbt
     
  8. Adahn

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  9. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    What does cheapish mean to you?
     
  10. Spuggy

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    About £65 from Heinnie
     
  11. Spuggy

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    Less than £70 ish. Cheap enough to be ruddy annoyed if I lost or broke it, but not heartbroken!
     
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  12. PragmaticMurphyist

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    I don't have any experience with either of the knives you've named, but I think the Spyderco UKPK with the leaf blade is very hard to beat. I've had three types now as long-term daily drivers (lightweight sabre grind, FFG, and now the S110v). I can't fault it (and, for me, that's a first), The standard FFG is in your price range.

    Good luck with whatever you choose.
     
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  13. Adahn

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    If you like the style and if you like to take your time for a good price you can look for the TwoSun TS123 in their ebay shop.
    Pricein a shop $120, sometimes around $60 in an auction.
    I have a TS51 framelock, reg. ~$75, I got it fo $43
     
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    I really like the Case Sodbuster Jr. it is a more traditional looking knife than many of the others, but that is one of the factors that I like.
     
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    What about an Opinel? Just pop off the collar for it to be legal in the UK

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  16. Adahn

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    Then you could just get a friction folder like a Higonokami or w/e.
    A sodbuster at least has a backspring.
    It's not locking but even that is better than nothing at all.
    I have 2 friction folders (Higonokami and LionSteel made PPC Occam) for travelling to nanny states.
    I never really use it, it just doesn't feel good to use it when it's closing from cutting sausage, cheese or anything like that.
     
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  17. D56

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    Spyderco UK penknife from Heinnie Haynes - or the more expensive Benchmade Proper range. Heinnie Haynes have a UK friendly section on non locking sub 3" you will find something there.
     
  18. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I heartily second this. Choose what you like the look of from the HH UK friendly section.
     
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    Spyderco Roadie which was originally designed to comply with the proposed TSA allowed knife requirements before the proposal was withdrawn.
     
  20. Moshe ben David

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    I'll add to the chorus for either the Sodbuster Jr or a similar knife from Boker or several other makers. A simple design that has been around for literally ages!

    I'll also advocate strongly that you look at Victorinox offerings. Not all are bulky with a multitude of tools/blades. If you look at the Alox variants, two well loved versions on these forums and elsewhere are the Alox Cadet and the Alox Pioneer. Both slim enough to easily disappear in one's pocket but have proven for years to be incredibly useful and affordable!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David