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UK Legal Spirit 3537

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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2010, 11:33:08 PM »
There are always the non-locking Bear tools

I know what you mean though.   A Spirit with locking drivers but non-locking blades would be most welcome.  A nice strong backspring and perhaps a choil like on the Spyderco UKPK.



sorry but whats a choil

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2010, 11:37:10 PM »
Bit of the blade between the pivot and the cutting edge.  If you take a look at the UKPK you'll see a curved cut out from the bottom of the blade next to the handle.  On that particular knife it works exceptionally well at preventing you folding the blade on your fingers even though there is no lock.

« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 11:39:50 PM by Neil »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2010, 11:41:42 PM »
Bit of the blade between the pivot and the cutting edge.  If you take a look at the UKPK you'll see a curved cut out from the bottom of the blade next to the handle.  On that particular knife it works exceptionally well at preventing you folding the blade on your fingers even though there is no lock.

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ooh so your fingers kinda act as a lock?

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2010, 11:42:43 PM »
You make it sound painful :D  But basically yes.  It really works very well.

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2010, 11:43:57 PM »
Bit of the blade between the pivot and the cutting edge.  If you take a look at the UKPK you'll see a curved cut out from the bottom of the blade next to the handle.  On that particular knife it works exceptionally well at preventing you folding the blade on your fingers even though there is no lock.

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ooh so your fingers kinda act as a lock?
No the stiff arsed backspring does that :)

It's more of an additional safety in that the kicker/choil prevents it closing on your fingers :)

Plus it make it easy to choke up your grip on the blade for extra fine cuts :)

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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2010, 03:08:27 AM »
Bit of the blade between the pivot and the cutting edge.  If you take a look at the UKPK you'll see a curved cut out from the bottom of the blade next to the handle.  On that particular knife it works exceptionally well at preventing you folding the blade on your fingers even though there is no lock.

(Image removed from quote.)

ooh so your fingers kinda act as a lock?
No the stiff arsed backspring does that :)

It's more of an additional safety in that the kicker/choil prevents it closing on your fingers :)

Plus it make it easy to choke up your grip on the blade for extra fine cuts :)

Yeah, gives you a lot more control of the blade for fine work.  I never get a user that doesn't have one - they're just so useful.

Sr. Member Posts: 450
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2010, 05:39:41 PM »
Why not just leave the blade off completely? That's easier and you could replace it with another tool or make the tool thinner. Besides, you then have an excuse to carry another SAK!
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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2010, 06:12:14 PM »
Why not just leave the blade off completely? That's easier and you could replace it with another tool or make the tool thinner. Besides, you then have an excuse to carry another SAK!
I personally don't like bladeless MT's, having said that, if it was the only option...

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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2010, 07:01:30 PM »
I prefer bladeless MT's.  As someone that always carries a folder of some sort, I find the blades on a MT to be completely redundant.

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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2010, 07:50:19 PM »
That's what I've been thinking recently - mod a SOG to be useful and bladeless and then carry the UKPK with it. Keeping a serrated blade in might be a useful option I think  :think:

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Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2010, 09:03:23 PM »
That's what I've been thinking recently - mod a SOG to be useful and bladeless and then carry the UKPK with it. Keeping a serrated blade in might be a useful option I think  :think:
You can do a Power lock with 4 long tools, file, wood saw, serrated blade, and scissors or v cutter and leave a pe blade out :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 2,634
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2010, 10:32:35 PM »
Here's a thread on disabling the locks on a Spirit:

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36566&highlight=scissors

And hears the resulting discussion on here :tu:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,11046.0.html

IMO all Victorinox would have to do is take the locks off and cut a few less slots in the backsprings. Putting all the sharps on one side and leaving the other locking would be a bonus.

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Full Member Posts: 210
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2010, 10:51:26 PM »
Has anyone here tried temporarily disabiling the locks on their spirit? If so, how stiff were the springs? This simple mod might just convince me to buy a Spirit, but only if the springs make the tool usable without locks!
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2010, 11:07:52 PM »
Only ever done it to a SwissTool.  A passable solution but obviously not ideal.

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Full Member Posts: 101
Re: UK Legal Spirit
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2010, 04:13:36 AM »
Has anyone tried to Dremel off the hump where the lock catches? Convert the hump to a ramp and it won't lock - and it won't stop any of the other tools from locking.

 

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