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    So my bf used to carry his swiss army knife everywhere cause of all the useful things in it, it even had a torch. But with all this stuff in the news about knives and blah blah he's stopped carrying it around for obvious reasons.

    I've searched for 'swiss tool' on google but all the ones I can find have knives in them!! Where can I find one without the knife part?

    OR is it possible to remove the blade once purchased?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as my bf's birthday is in September and I want to give it to him as a gift
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    Well, you could probably remove the knife attachment, but I don't think it's that easy. EDIT: The SOG branded multi tools have easily removable knives, apparently. Having owned one myself, I can vouch for their quality.

    What you're looking for is probably better known as a "multi-tool", but the chances are they will all have some sort of blade on them.

    I was genuinely saddened when I read this post. I have a swiss army knife on my keyring at all times, because I find it to be useful in such a wide range of situations where specialist tools aren't available. I think it's a sad day when someone stops carrying one due to worries of breaking knife control laws. I'm certainly not going to stop carrying mine, and if the police want to arrest me for it, then so be it.
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    You could snap the knife off, wouldn't be a nice clean job though.

    If the knife is below a certain length isn't it ok to carry?
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    If it's less than 3 inches long it's fine. (See here, straight from the government.) To be honest most parts of most tools can be used as a weapon so the knife isn't the only part to be worried about when you've also got a screwdriver, tin opener etc. Obviously you don't want to go flashing it around as you can easily have it taken off you and turned against you if you do get mugged or something, but carrying it is in itself not a crime.

    Alternatively I'm pretty sure Leatherman do at least one of their tools (the Fuse, I think) with the option of not having a knife. And Leathermans are arguably better than Swisstools
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    I think my bf's IS 3 inches.... hmm I can't remember and I don't know where he put it!
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    (Original post by Talya)
    I think my bf's IS 3 inches.... hmm I can't remember and I don't know where he put it!
    Must resists innuendo...

    Anyway, your original post got me quite interested. It turns out a company called Gerber used to offer a 'build your own' option where you could construct a tool sans blade, but this service has since been discontinued. The consensus seems to be either get a SOG tool, in which the blade can be removed fairly easy, or buy any tool you like and grind down the blade in to another screwdriver or somesuch.

    You could always try emailing Leatherman (or your brand of choice) and asking if they'll construct you a tool without the knife, or failing that, if they'd remove the blade from a tool if you sent it in to them.
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    (Original post by Talya)
    I think my bf's IS 3 inches.... hmm I can't remember and I don't know where he put it!
    You guys were that drunk eh? Despite his small size, and whether you can remember if it went in or not, the morning after pill would still be recommended in order to remove any doubts.

    EDIT: Oh whoops this isn't H&R. *reads OP*. As someone else has suggested, you can break the blade off. You could then file it down flat to make it a nice clean job.
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    Har har har soooo funny.

    Ahem.

    Thank you for all the help I am going to look into SOG too.
 
 
 
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