TOOL TEST

Are these the best pock­etknives you can carry?

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Contents -

A A/ / Un­cle Henr Henry 55UH A fine knife, but bu the hinge needed sub­stan­tial lu­bri­ca­tion. lu And the lock­ing liner was par­tic­u­larly par dif­fi­cult to push to the side. It s sharp­ens to a rea­son­able edge, and the lan­yard lan hole could be use­ful. ±R280 B/ Böker B Plus 21788 This Th sim­ple lock-back knife is made in China, but its work­man­ship is good. The blade is made of 440C stain­less steel, so it takes a good edge. It’s a lit­tle wider and heav­ier than the Case. ±R280 C/ Case Mini Cop­per­lock 61749L CV Our favourite knife is slim and pol­ished, with ex­cep­tional work­man­ship. The hinge is smooth, the hilt is com­fort­able, and the blade takes a shav­ing-sharp edge. ±R700

WHAT WE PUT THEM THROUGH

open­ing boxes, slic­ing sand­wiches, cut­ting rope, and whit­tling. And we car­ried them around in our pock­ets for days to test com­fort.

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