Leatherman Skeletool CX with Nylon Pouch £44.97 Delivered @ Amazon
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Leatherman Skeletool CX with Nylon Pouch £44.97 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 26th Dec 2009
This is the Carbon Fibre version of the Skeletool which has a Tungsten DLC Scratch-Resistant Coating and also the knife is made with 154CM Steel which is much tougher and holds a better edge than the standard stainless steel Skeletool which uses the 420HC steel.

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Good deal.... hot.
Shame you cant carry it in your pocket nowadays because of the stupid law about knives with a lockable blade.

Biker Jeff;7336110

Good deal.... hot.Shame you cant carry it in your pocket nowadays because … Good deal.... hot.Shame you cant carry it in your pocket nowadays because of the stupid law about knives with a lockable blade.



Bizarre law. You could carry, for instance, a 3inch rigid 'fruit knife' quite legally but not a 3 inch lockable blade.

timber;7337030

Agree its absolutely crazy regarding the carrying of knives of this type … Agree its absolutely crazy regarding the carrying of knives of this type more of a multi tool, the law is not equally applied as i have seen police carrying Leatherman Knives on their belts along with CS Gas, (rubber gloves,resp air mask in pouch) and handcuffs along with all the other kit they carry.



Yep totally outrageous, I've even seen policemen at airports carrying guns! Imagine what would happen if you turned up at Heathrow with an MP5. Completely crazy.

VDisillusioned;7338212

Yep totally outrageous, I've even seen policemen at airports carrying … Yep totally outrageous, I've even seen policemen at airports carrying guns! Imagine what would happen if you turned up at Heathrow with an MP5. Completely crazy.



LOL

charles w;7336370

You could carry, for instance, a 3inch rigid 'fruit knife' quite legally … You could carry, for instance, a 3inch rigid 'fruit knife' quite legally but not a 3 inch lockable blade.



Not true. It is an offence to have any blade or sharply pointed article in a public place, except a folding pocketknife under 3 inches in length.

Locking or otherwise is not mentioned in the wording of the relevant law, Section 139 of the Criminal justice act 1988 opsi.gov.uk/act…_14 But case laws says that a locking mechanism makes a folding blade under 3 inches not a folding pocket knife.

Having a "good reason or lawful authority for having the article with him in a public place" is a reasonable defence if charged under the law. So having a three inch fruit knife at say a public apple tasting might be a OK, but leaving a pub piddled up on a night out, with such a item, would probably not be a very good idea.

You have got to be careful about this sort of thing, a while back I realised on the way, by car, to the supermarket that the locking Stanley knife I had been using for DIY was still in my pocket. I put it in the glove compartment but that would have still been an offence, because it was still in my possession and I had no good reason for having it with me. I expect that if I had been pulled over by a reasonable policeman; who then looked in the glove compartment; then perhaps he might have "not noticed it" maybe with a few words of warning about the law. But another less reasonable officer might well have jumped on it as a reason to arrest.

Use mine all the time well when I'm out on exercise

VDisillusioned;7338212

Yep totally outrageous, I've even seen policemen at airports carrying … Yep totally outrageous, I've even seen policemen at airports carrying guns! Imagine what would happen if you turned up at Heathrow with an MP5. Completely crazy.



You’d probably catch your flight no worries :whistling:

VDisillusioned;7338399

Not true. It is an offence to have any blade or sharply pointed article … Not true. It is an offence to have any blade or sharply pointed article in a public place, except a folding pocketknife under 3 inches in length.Locking or otherwise is not mentioned in the wording of the relevant law, Section 139 of the Criminal justice act 1988 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/ukpga_19880033_en_14#pt11-pb3-l1g139 But case laws says that a locking mechanism makes a folding blade under 3 inches not a folding pocket knife..



A couple of interesting issues spring to mind.

Would it be illegal to have a pen in your pocket unless you could prove you had good reason ?

If your defence was that you 'might' have needed it, could you use a similar defence for a knife ?

Would it be illegal for someone who is illiterate to carry a pen ?

I note that the legislation refers to the 'cutting edge of the blade' rather than the actual length of the blade. So you could have, in theory a folding penknife with a 12 inch blade as long as the ground cutting edge area didn't exceed 3 inches !

charles w;7339788

Would it be illegal to have a pen in your pocket unless you could prove … Would it be illegal to have a pen in your pocket unless you could prove you had good reason ? If your defence was that you 'might' have needed it, could you use a similar defence for a knife ?Would it be illegal for someone who is illiterate to carry a pen ?I note that the legislation refers to the 'cutting edge of the blade' rather than the actual length of the blade. So you could have, in theory a folding penknife with a 12 inch blade as long as the ground cutting edge area didn't exceed 3 inches !



It's all down to whether a judge and jury thought you had a good reason to have a pen with you. Most probably they would. But if you made a statement to someone that you were going to take your pen and stab a person in the eye with it, somebody tipped off the police and you were arrested with the pen, then if the evidence of your intent was clear enough a jury might agree that you were carrying the pen as an offensive weapon.

I think you would have trouble arguing in court that a folding 12" knife with a 3" cutting edge was a pocketknife, unless you could prove you had good reason to have abnormally large pockets ;-)

If you get this ...get the LT27 Additional Bit Kit too .....makes it 100 times more useful !! :thumbsup:

http://www.leathermans.co.uk/images-09/Leatherman-Bit-Kit-LT27.jpg

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This is one cool looking leatherman! I'm trying to think whether I can justify it.

Yeah, same problem.
I carry a keychain-size one and it's been immensely useful. I have just got a full-size Charge to replace my trusty Wave which was stolen a while back - that served me very well, although less often. Having a third bloody multitool is crossing over into "collector" territory, but I like the carabiner design of this combined with the serrated blade - it looks perfect as an emergency tool for paragliding and climbing.

carleast;7345133

This is one cool looking leatherman! I'm trying to think whether I can … This is one cool looking leatherman! I'm trying to think whether I can justify it.



Buy now.....think later.

Original Poster

sabreliner;7361953

Go Outdoors sell this for £81.... for discount card holders their price … Go Outdoors sell this for £81.... for discount card holders their price match promise will get you another 10% off so yours for £40.47.http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/skeletool-cx/COREEEEBLT90#tophttp://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/price-guarantee?utm_source=02_11_09_price_guarantee&utm_medium=homepage&utm_term=priceguarantee&utm_campaign=priceguarantee



it says "Price Guarantee is available to all GO Outdoors ]Discount Card holders" does it mean you have to be a discount holder to be eligible?

wingz;7362067

it says "Price Guarantee is available to all GO Outdoors ]Discount Card … it says "Price Guarantee is available to all GO Outdoors ]Discount Card holders" does it mean you have to be a discount holder to be eligible?



Yes, its £4 for a discount card/membership which obviously cancels out the extra saving on this item if you are not already a card holder but its worth having if you shop for outdoor type equipment/clothes, never any issues with price match and the extra 10% with this company. Just bought the Leatherman Surge from them for £66 which they sell for the usual price of £90. Pricematched against Amazon who are doing it for just under £74 which in itself is a very cheap price for the Surge.

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This deal you posted is a scorching price and very tempted to go and get one for £40 even though I dont really need it!

sabreliner;7362371

This deal you posted is a scorching price and very tempted to go and get … This deal you posted is a scorching price and very tempted to go and get one for £40 even though I dont really need it!



Yes you do need it.

sabreliner;7361953

Go Outdoors sell this for £81.... for discount card holders their price … Go Outdoors sell this for £81.... for discount card holders their price match promise will get you another 10% off so yours for £40.47.http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/skeletool-cx/COREEEEBLT90#tophttp://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/price-guarantee?utm_source=02_11_09_price_guarantee&utm_medium=homepage&utm_term=priceguarantee&utm_campaign=priceguarantee



I take it you'd also need to pay £4 for postage if you don't live near a store?

carleast;7365226

I take it you'd also need to pay £4 for postage if you don't live near a … I take it you'd also need to pay £4 for postage if you don't live near a store?



Always bought instore with Go Outdoors so I couldnt say what their attitude to the delivery charge would be on a telephone order. They say they will match like for like plus 10% so considering the Amazon deal includes free delivery in principle they should do the same.

charles w;7363833

Yes you do need it.



Lol....yes I think you may be right!!
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