Christmas 2015 UK Friendly Knife Gift Guide
Yes, it is that time of year where it’s now time to start thinking about presents and the dreaded ‘C’ word or ‘X’ word if you are into slang. Either way whether you love it, like it or loathe it, you aren’t going to stop it coming. So, this year instead of rushing around the last week or day before starting thinking about it now.
To make it easier for you to buy people presents for others, or even for people to buy you presents then hopefully you can use this guide to help steer them to the right choice. Send them a link, tell them the products you like and boom, they can buy in a few clicks. Yes, it’s that easy. In this post though, we are not going to mention every single possible knife, instead we will try and show you some you may not have seen before, some which are popular, and some which maybe you hadn’t considered until now.
To summarise then, we don’t want to further bombard you with ‘C’ related posts, but people are already asking us about ‘C’ so it makes sense to start writing about it (we did wait until November so that’s something at least).
The Guide: Price High to Low
This knife made it into our Top 10 UK Friendly Knives of 2015 post. Sure it’s the most expensive knife in this article, but it’s the quality, and the aesthetics that set it apart from everything else out there. If you have the money, this is one present anyone would be incredibly grateful to receive!
From Spartan blades comes the Nymph. A really innovative slip joint which has a truly innovative joint design. Made of high quality materials, and engineered to perfection. Like the PITS above, it’s not cheap, but definitely value.
Now we are entering a much more mainstream type of knife. This knife is the little brother to the Boker Haddock, and was re-designed into a brilliant little slip joint. It has a really no fuss and no frills design. It’s simply a look looking knife that’s designed to be very good at the jobs you ask it to do.
We couldn’t have the list without mentioning our very own collaboration knife with Quartermaster. This is the first friction folder knife to have entered this article, and boy does it add something. Maybe we are blowing our own trumpet a bit, but it’s something very different, and only 300 will ever be made (they are stamped so you can see which one you own).
A very classic style of knife, which has been traditionally made and crafted to perfection. With this knife you get three blades in one, each with a different design to help you no matter what the situation.
We are now entering the sub £100 category with this knife. It’s a knife designed to look at home in any pocket, and not have that tactical look that puts some people off. It’s a very nice and well build EDC folder, which both looks and acts the part.
This is one of UK’s most popular EDC knives. It’s Scandinavian quality from start to fish, from design and materials to quality of finish. It’s a really simply designed knife, which ticks all the boxes of a knife that performs way above its price.
A stunning little friction folder, which has been made to be a minimalist blade and have nothing on it that it surplus to requirements. The Japanese style of this knife from the materials of the blade to the writing engraved on the side make this a wonderful tool which has incredible and unique aesthetic appeal.
This knife started out as a custom design from Serge Panchenko, but due to its popularity it quickly became a production knife, with no loss of design or build quality. Have you ever seen another knife like this? We doubt it. It’s very different and very cool. It’s not going to be for everyone but it’s definitely for a lot of people.
Now this is the perfect present for the geek or IT worker in your family. This UK friendly Swiss Army Knife has been designed for them in mind. Simply look at the tools it possess and you’ll see why this is a must-have for anyone who works with or on computers.
This is another of the UK’s top selling EDC knives. A highly rated and well regarded knife. Extremely lightweight (as the name suggests) and build to the same quality expected of any Spyderco knife.
Another knife that is designed with a specific person in mind. 24 different tools in one handy, pocket sized Swiss Army Knife. Gone ore the days of bulging pockets full of various tools, they are now available in one package.
We couldn’t have UK friendly gift guide without including this knife. It’s the UK’s biggest selling slip joint knife. On our website we currently have 38 reviews of this knife, and it has an average of 4.5*. It’s just a really simple design, that’s just so effective.
A proper UK knife, made by Sheffield knife maker Arthur Wright. This is a very British knife with a classic design and superior finish.
A very modern knife, which is a modified version of its big locking brother. The colours, design and build on this are all fantastic. There is something that makes this knife look like it could be at home in any environment from a gentleman’s folder to a hard-use EDC folder.
Another knife which has been modified for the UK market, and we are glad they did! It’s a really cool looking knife. The design is great and the materials are great for the cost. Highly recommended and a little bit different.
The new and improved Boker Plus XS has only just arrived here, and it’s already been flying off the shelves. It was always a fantastic knife, but now they’ve really stepped it up another level. A truly very good value for money UK friendly folder.
This is one our top selling Victorinox knives. At just £38.95 you can’t really ask for any more than 14 high quality and useful tools. This bit of kit too is also perfect for attachment to your keys, making arguably one of the top key sized companions.
This is a tool that’s challenging the old guard of Swiss Army Knives. Boker have made a statement with these tools and they really are high quality, both in terms of the build, tools and finish. If you want a phenomenal EDC knife with a great range of tools, then look no further.
A Liong Mah design that has been build with the UK market in mind. What makes this knife stand out is the inclusion of an optional locking pin, which when used turns the slip joint into a locking knife. Without this pin though, this is very much a UK friendly carry knife.
We love the traditional style and design of this three blade knife. Three different blades, all designed with a task in mind, and all made to last. All that for just £27.95!
A dual blade knife with one plain, one serrated. The benefit of having two separate blades means that each one is a specialist, and neither has to give up space to the other. Also the fully stainless steel look is pretty nice!
The World Legal series from Lansky is a quality one. The original known plainly as the ‘World Legal’ is a stiff and very strong slip joint. Defined as ‘urban tactical’ by the designer Mikkel Willumsen, this knife is arguably the ultimate in hard-use and hard-wearing EDC knives.
The most popular of the Boker Tech-Tool series is the Tech-Tool 1. It’s simple, and effective. Since its release it has quickly become a best seller, and for good reason. The price doesn’t reflect the quality, it’s far too cheap.
A very small knife, that’s works like a knife twice it’s size. This is Spyderco’s biggest micro-sized SLIPIT knives, and fits very, very easily in your hand or on your keys. The stainless steel design gives this knife a sleek look. There is also enough plain metal for engraving or customisation, should you want the knife to be a personal gift.
Well the name for starters is pretty cool. Then you see the knife . . . What an awesome little knife! The patterns on the blade and handle are both artistic yet subtle. Its slim design makes the knife really easy to carry and use. Also the way in which is has been manufactured makes it really easy to repair.
One of the UK’s biggest selling small knives. Well we say small . . . when folded it’s not much bigger than a fifty pence piece. It’s a fantastic blade for the price and at just £13.95, it’s a bargain!! If you want something subtle and UK friendly, that you can carry on your keys for when you need it. This is the knife for you.
A very colourful array of knives here. The Svord Peasant mini is a colourful friction folder knife that has a high carbon steel blade, making it perfect for hard-use tasks. A great knife for someone who wants a splash of colour in their knives.
A gentleman’s folder which doesn’t cost the Earth. This knife is part of Rough Rider’s Midnight series of gent’s folders. Of which this is our most popular version. The three blades offer a variety of cutting options. The design on the blade and swirls in the scales offer aesthetic appeal, and the size makes it perfect for EDC carry in almost any size pocket.
High quality, low price. This knife has 37 reviews on our website, and rates over 4.5* on average. If you are looking for a first or back-up pocket knife, then this is ideal. Great weight, good size, and if you lose it, remember it was only £7.95!
Just £5.95. An absolute steal. There isn’t a lot we need to say about this knife really as the price, name and materials say it all.