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Lansky World Legal Knife

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Lansky World Legal Knife
on: April 24, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
I just bought one of these and thought it was a great concept.

http://lansky.com/index.php/products/world-legal/

Since we have a large portion of the planet represented here I thought it would be cool to get everyone's input.  I'm also thinking a passaround might be fun, so if you want to give it a shot let me know and if there's enough interest we can put something together.

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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
Good concept, kinda ugly blade shape .


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 04:53:22 PM
I actually like the blade shape.  Kinda remeniscent of the Kershaw Needs Work, which is an awesome all around utility blade. 


This knife looks like something I might buy. 


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 05:01:12 PM
I'm digging the concept but a little work needed on the blade, IMO.
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 05:29:16 PM
Our own kirk13 did a review on this knife last year.


http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=52596.0
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 05:31:52 PM
I guess I gotta be the odd man out with an overly pragmatic view.

To me, it's a solution to a non existent problem. Aside form it being ugly, it's too heavy for a knife with just a single function one blade. It's bulky. And it's over priced.

If I'm gong someplace where I can't have a locking folder, I'll just carry a SAK. A recruit, a tinker, a spartan, or even a small Leatherman that doesn't have a locking blade. A Squirt, a Micra. There's just too many better alternatives  to pick if I'm worried abut local laws. If I want a world legal knife that is capable of heavy work, I'd just get a Buck 301 or 303 stockman.

It's lie they are trying to cash in on the whole tactical thing by selling an over built knife for a price tag too high for what it really does.

I'd pass. Having traveled overseas, I got a lot of high milage out of a Victorinox recruit.
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 05:55:49 PM
Our own kirk13 did a review on this knife last year.


http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=52596.0

Kirky gave it out at his birthday GAW in the end  :P http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,56390.0.html

To me, it's a solution to a non existent problem. Aside form it being ugly, it's too heavy for a knife with just a single function one blade. It's bulky. And it's over priced.

If I'm gong someplace where I can't have a locking folder, I'll just carry a SAK. A recruit, a tinker, a spartan, or even a small Leatherman that doesn't have a locking blade. A Squirt, a Micra. There's just too many better alternatives  to pick if I'm worried abut local laws. If I want a world legal knife that is capable of heavy work, I'd just get a Buck 301 or 303 stockman.

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The thing has a strange quirk to it, and is probably a decent utility blade but really looks like it fell hard from the Ugly Tree...
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 06:49:54 PM
I find the blade shape kinda funny. I don't dislike it, but it wouldn't be my very first choice.


On the other hand, the pocket clip is horrible! The shape, the high riding...
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 07:09:59 PM
I'm sure I've said this elsewhere,but it has a major failing...it's to damn big to be that tacticool and still supposed to be people friendly. If it were the size of say a Spydie Dragonfly,it would be different,but I'd not like to be stopped by the police carry one.

It'll be interesting it hear how Beat has gotten on with it
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #9 on: April 25, 2015, 09:12:39 PM
That thing is butt-ugly, the blade shape is that of a parrot's beak, and is heavy. If I wanted something similar, I would likely get a Spydie Pingo. But, I see no reason to not pick up a non-locking Opinel, a basic 91mm or 84mm SAK, or some other slipjoint in the 30 dollars and under club.


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #10 on: April 25, 2015, 10:24:14 PM
If a cop stopped me and saw that in the UK, I'm pretty sure it's being at the least confiscated, and probably a weapons charge against me because it 'looks' tactical.Now I know it meets the right criteria but it's looks mean a lot to cops over here.No copper is going to sit and listen to you babble about legality with that blade in your hands...and it's butt ugly lol


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #11 on: April 26, 2015, 02:20:01 AM
I think the problem runs deeper
The back-spring is so strong it could be ruled "locking" at least in the spirit of the law. I also can open it one handed... apart from that its a hefty/heavy, scary locking knife. The weird blade shape also does not make it a utilitarian knife (you can't have a reason to carry this knife as its blade is only good at eye gouging).

I use it around the house sometimes, but mostly as scratching prying tool, rather than a knife. Once I used it to get a hundred staples out of wooden boards. That's the task this knife is made for :tu:
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #12 on: April 26, 2015, 08:45:28 AM
I think the problem runs deeper
The back-spring is so strong it could be ruled "locking" at least in the spirit of the law. I also can open it one handed... apart from that its a hefty/heavy, scary locking knife. The weird blade shape also does not make it a utilitarian knife (you can't have a reason to carry this knife as its blade is only good at eye gouging).

I use it around the house sometimes, but mostly as scratching prying tool, rather than a knife. Once I used it to get a hundred staples out of wooden boards. That's the task this knife is made for :tu:

How the devil do you open it one handed?
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 09:08:28 AM
I wouldn't mind checking it out if it starts to travel.  :tu:


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 09:24:24 AM

I wouldn't mind checking it out if it starts to travel.  :tu:

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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 09:57:05 AM
Why don't those who are knocking this blade pony up what they consider better to send around with it.  :pok:


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #16 on: April 26, 2015, 10:40:54 AM
I think the problem runs deeper
The back-spring is so strong it could be ruled "locking" at least in the spirit of the law. I also can open it one handed... apart from that its a hefty/heavy, scary locking knife. The weird blade shape also does not make it a utilitarian knife (you can't have a reason to carry this knife as its blade is only good at eye gouging).

I use it around the house sometimes, but mostly as scratching prying tool, rather than a knife. Once I used it to get a hundred staples out of wooden boards. That's the task this knife is made for :tu:

How the devil do you open it one handed?
You hold it by the blade and push the handle open... easy peasy...
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #17 on: April 26, 2015, 02:29:06 PM
LOL, sure are a lot of folks knocking this knife.  Now I know how i sound when I'm bashing the Wingman...


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #18 on: April 26, 2015, 02:43:01 PM
LOL, sure are a lot of folks knocking this knife.  Now I know how i sound when I'm bashing the Wingman...

Could make an interesting EDC combo :D
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #19 on: April 26, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
LOL, sure are a lot of folks knocking this knife.  Now I know how i sound when I'm bashing the Wingman...

Could make an interesting EDC combo :D
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #20 on: April 26, 2015, 08:32:13 PM
 :rofl: :rofl:


Man, that might be the most depressing combo I can think of!  A non locking folder and...ugh....a wingman. *shudders*


I still think I like the blade on the World Legal knife, maybe I'm alone in this and I've never actually held one, but to me it looks usable.


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #21 on: April 26, 2015, 08:39:36 PM
:rofl: :rofl:


Man, that might be the most depressing combo I can think of!  A non locking folder and...ugh....a wingman. *shudders*


I still think I like the blade on the World Legal knife, maybe I'm alone in this and I've never actually held one, but to me it looks usable.

Thing is,if it were 25% smaller,it would be bang on the money
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #22 on: April 26, 2015, 09:20:40 PM
:rofl: :rofl:


Man, that might be the most depressing combo I can think of!  A non locking folder and...ugh....a wingman. *shudders*


I still think I like the blade on the World Legal knife, maybe I'm alone in this and I've never actually held one, but to me it looks usable.

Thing is,if it were 25% smaller,it would be bang on the money


If the Wingman was the Sideclip, it'd be bang on the money. 


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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #23 on: April 26, 2015, 09:48:39 PM
:rofl: :rofl:


Man, that might be the most depressing combo I can think of!  A non locking folder and...ugh....a wingman. *shudders*


I still think I like the blade on the World Legal knife, maybe I'm alone in this and I've never actually held one, but to me it looks usable.

Thing is,if it were 25% smaller,it would be bang on the money


If the Wingman was the Sideclip, it'd be bang on the money.

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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #24 on: April 26, 2015, 11:54:40 PM
:rofl: :rofl:


Man, that might be the most depressing combo I can think of!  A non locking folder and...ugh....a wingman. *shudders*


I still think I like the blade on the World Legal knife, maybe I'm alone in this and I've never actually held one, but to me it looks usable.

Thing is,if it were 25% smaller,it would be bang on the money


If the Wingman was the Sideclip, it'd be bang on the money.

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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #25 on: May 04, 2015, 02:41:50 AM
Not a fan of that model at all. I think many more suitable options have been offered.

Little off topic question on the Opinel. Are they UK legal, assuming a shorter blade length model, considering it has the locking ring? I'd find it amazing if an officer made a fuss over an Opie. Or SAK for that matter.
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #26 on: May 04, 2015, 08:48:19 AM
Not a fan of that model at all. I think many more suitable options have been offered.

Little off topic question on the Opinel. Are they UK legal, assuming a shorter blade length model, considering it has the locking ring? I'd find it amazing if an officer made a fuss over an Opie. Or SAK for that matter.

If it locks then it is illegal.

you need to either remove the ring or buy a non-locking opinel.

some of the UK based people may add more/correct me soon.
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #27 on: May 04, 2015, 10:14:20 AM
Yep the locking ring does make it illegal carry without a good reason, having said that I think unless you were being stupid or had a particularly knowledgeable copper you would probably get away with a no6 or no7 as they don't lock automatically, so it would seem a slippy :)
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #28 on: May 04, 2015, 10:38:06 AM
....unless it is very loose and can be flipped open one-handed  :D
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Re: Lansky World Legal Knife
Reply #29 on: May 04, 2015, 10:54:45 AM
Well there is that as well

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