The Hansard record from the House of Commons debate on the Criminal Justice Act in the '80s shows that Parliament meant for lock knives to be considered the same as slip joints when debating the legislation. Unfortunately this was not written in to the act, referring to folding knives with no distinction on type of folder.What is the actual problem with locking knives in the UK these days? They have to be like this otherwise they can fold up on your fingers (and even if you think they can't, they can - I had a lucky escape once). I'm sure I've bought Opinel knives in the UK (I used to live there) and they definitely lock open with a rotating collar.
Not sharpening PENcils?Beaten to it. I was just going to post that. Quite cheap too, coming in around US$19.
Not a bad little biltong knife at all, although you still have to watch your fingers. The slipjoint may be quite stiff, but it'll still get you if you're not paying attention on a particularly thick chunk of meat.
How many boring pensioners (state ones) could be bothered to do that?Take photos as you dismantle it, then you’ll know where the spacers came from. Browse Leatherman spares for a tool to replace the blade, the holder for the file will take a regular jigsaw blade on some models. No one is going to notice if you have a ground down and sharpened spare in the back of the pouch In case you ever need an actual blade.View attachment 450216
Like this one. You’ll need threadlock when you re assemble it..
Just stop now?Well yes and no.
It is an offence to carry any sharp or bladed instrument in a public place, with the exception of a folding pocket knife, which has a blade that is 7.62 cm (3 inches) or less. A lock knife is not a folding pocket knife and therefore it is an offence to carry around such a knife regardless of the length of the blade (if you do not have good reason).
See if you were allowed to have a smart phone at work you could have made a fortune.I totally agree with you on that. It is however unrealistic in the extreme.
Case in point, one child repeatedly stabbed another in the neck with a compass a few months ago.
Were police called? No.
Was said child expelled? No.
Was said child given a bit of a talking to, a day off and then a fresh start? Yes.
You have to be a seriously nasty ******** in repeated ways with evidence before anyone even considers kicking you out of a state school. Potentially taking photos of students/staff? Wouldn't raise an eyebrow.
You've answered your own point, banning people does not work, banning objects does. If kids leave phones turned on and set to silent in their bags, no one knows they have them and everyone gets along fine.
Until someone sets their phone up as a wireless hotspot that can be seen by school devices named "SHOUT PENIS FOR PASSWORD" but that's a different conversation.
I carry a resqme
I used to drive a lot so considered this a useful item to have.
Believe it or not some morons think it's an offensive bit of kit. For slicing folk and breaking windscreens.
Rather than cutting your seatbelt and popping your window, if you're trapped in your car.
My boot usually contains my canoeing first aid kit, rescue saw and axe. Also a couple of throw lines and pulleys, carabineers and cordage. And tape, plastic, hot glue sticks, and tools. For no other reason than I know that it's there and I once used a red light stock to replace my tail light when two blew in quick succession.
Leathermans come with a lifetime warranty.I've got an original Leatherman ( if it dies than I may look at another ) anyhow, I once offered it to a cop to aid him in assisting access to a neighbours property.
It was a screwdriver or he'd have to make Mrs Philbins door go away.
Needs must, eh.
Edit: She'd had a fall, nothing too bad.