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The New Lansky World Legal

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Semper Praesidio, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    I got my new Lansky World Legal in the mail today. Here is the "unboxing" video. I'll do a 6-month carry review later this year. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

     
  2. mole

    mole EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    looks interesting...
     
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  3. DESTRO

    DESTRO Loaded Pockets

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    Great concept of being legal in so many countries, but why is it so big?
     
  4. zephyr11

    zephyr11 Loaded Pockets

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    you got it already?!?!

    i'm waiting for BHQ or KnifeCentre to get them in stock, as i can't pre order them.

    sadly, this is most probably the closest i can get to a MK knife.
     
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  5. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah it came quickly!


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  6. zephyr11

    zephyr11 Loaded Pockets

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    did you preorder them on the lansky website?

    i cannot belive i missed out on it on GP knives, they had it for 1 day before it was sold out...

    :banghead:
     
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  7. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    I called Lansky on the phone in February to preorder.


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  8. amen74

    amen74 Loaded Pockets

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    Very cool. Never knew Lansky made knives.
     
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  9. zephyr11

    zephyr11 Loaded Pockets

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    ah, got it, i would have placed an order with them, but sadly i'm not in the US.
     
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  10. Tipper_Tom

    Tipper_Tom Loaded Pockets

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    Does it have any method of locking the blade or is the blade very stiff as I can't be doing with cutting my hands off I've got too much to do :)
     
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  11. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    It uses a slip joint mechanism (no lock back, liner lock, or frame lock). This is part of what helps to make it legal in a variety of places. Right now, the "lock up" on the slip joint seems pretty solid and the 90-degree stop will help prevent the severing of fingers, hands, etc. :)


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  12. Tipper_Tom

    Tipper_Tom Loaded Pockets

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    Excellent. Thank you
     
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  13. Karmakanic

    Karmakanic Loaded Pockets

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    A locking blade for most tasks is unarguably better, but I've been using slip-joint knives of one sort or another since I was a Wolf Cub (Cub Scout) in 1962. Lock knives were rare when I was a kid.
    I've cut myself in a whole variety of ways, but have never had a slip-joint blade fold back and cut me. Nor for that matter have I seen anyone else do it. Quite how much you would have to abuse a slip-joint to sever a finger I've no idea.
    Maybe a candidate for the Darwin Awards could do it.
     
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  14. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    Agreed on the reliability of a slip joint. If you are using it properly, as intended, you should never have a problem. The first 3 or 4 folders I owned growing up were slip joints (a Case, a Schrade, a couple of Dollar General "SAK's") and I can't recall a time I had one close on me while using it.

    And I got a nice chuckle out if the Darwin awards comment. :)


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  15. Karmakanic

    Karmakanic Loaded Pockets

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    I'd quite like to purchase one, it's called 'world' legal so presumably international sales are envisaged.
    In the UK we are being asked to pay £35.95 for it ( about sixty dollars). I thought they were about 22 dollars in the US, which makes it a much more attractive proposition on the other side of the Atlantic.
     
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  16. Eciton

    Eciton Loaded Pockets

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    The Lansky UK site is out of stock but has it listed for £16.95. Not $22, but not bad.
     
  17. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    Yes, I paid 22 USD plus shipping.


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  18. Darth_Firebolt

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    i can't believe how fat it is top to bottom (especially closed). i thought boker was getting ridiculous but this takes the cake.
     
  19. oranges

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    Good $21 gamble. Worst case scenario, throw it in your fishing tackle box and call it a day.
     
  20. Semper Praesidio

    Semper Praesidio Loaded Pockets

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    If I determine it isn't usable (for me) as a good EDC option, I'm thinking I may attach a utility pouch to the sheath of one of my larger fixed blades and use it as a detail work kind of blade to supplement a bushcraft/survival knife.


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