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    Hi
    Saw a few knives like this in shops whilst canoeing on the Dordogne last year, should have got one then but you know how it is, impatient family unit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko2Cjhnb4gE

    Anyway would like to find one in the UK, anyone able to point me in the right direction?

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    Gary

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    Granted it's not the same ... , but have you seen the 'Svord Peasant' Knife ?
    It's a similar set-up with a similarly extended spine, and well enough regarded (if somewhat 'rustic' perhaps, tho' that could be thought of as part of the appeal too). Any of them would make for an easy knife to modify - I can see the skinny metal handled version being especially suited to some interesting woods. A few mm off the tip as you work on it would bring it unambiguously into being ok for UK EDC too.

    Heinnie have them, as I'm sure do other retailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_pork View Post
    Granted it's not the same ... , but have you seen the 'Svord Peasant' Knife ?
    It's a similar set-up with a similarly extended spine, and well enough regarded (if somewhat 'rustic' perhaps, tho' that could be thought of as part of the appeal too). Any of them would make for an easy knife to modify - I can see the skinny metal handled version being especially suited to some interesting woods. A few mm off the tip as you work on it would bring it unambiguously into being ok for UK EDC too.

    Heinnie have them, as I'm sure do other retailers.
    That's the one I was going to suggest! But for some reason I had "Fyord" in mind. Here's a round up of threads I was going to post:

    http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/fo...ighlight=svord
    http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/fo...ighlight=svord
    http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/fo...ighlight=svord

    It's clearly a well liked knife.

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    I bought a couple of the Svord's when Danzo over on British Blades did a group buy.I thought they were bloody awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus2 View Post
    I bought a couple of the Svord's when Danzo over on British Blades did a group buy.I thought they were bloody awful.
    Maybe I should be glad that mine never arrived then!


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_pork View Post
    Maybe I should be glad that mine never arrived then!

    Oh dear !!
    I know they did'nt cost much but the grinds were probably the worst I've ever seen,so uneven.When you consider what you can get for less money from the likes of Exduct etc.? Maybe I had a couple that slipped through final inspection

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    redspeedster, you are probably aware but a similarly very simple, classic knife is the opinel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinel_knife

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    Hi
    Thanks for the replies, yeh I've seen the Svord and have a few Opinels.
    Some of the actual knives I saw in france looked like a langouile in profile but used the extended tang and ball arrangement. I suppose it can't be that good a system or we'd all know about it. They pricked my interest as they don't lock (so legal in the right length) but won't close as long as you have your thumb on the ball. ooer

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    I tried to push an extra hole through a leather belt with one like this and took my hand off the ball, almost lost two fingers.
    Opinels ever since...
    Hind sight is always 20/20

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    Opinel, pas chère, robuste ,inox ou carbone !!!

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    Opinels do lock. And they are really good,sharp and easy to get razor sharp. I found mine in the harbour several years ago. A bit rusty, but soon cleaned up (well, to my standards). I really don't trust none locking knives as I've had at least one accident using a non locker.
    http://www.davidwperry.blogspot.co.uk/

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