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burntfruit

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Leatherman
« on: 15:07:09, 06/10/19 »
When you go for long walks, do you take one?


I hear they could be illegal due to the locking blade?


Yesterday on my walk, I got lost, and it would have come in useful to navigate over a barbed wire fence.


Thoughts?

taxino8

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #1 on: 15:11:14, 06/10/19 »
They are not illegal provided you have a genuine need to be carrying one and I would think carrying a knife or multi tool when you are out on the hills would be reasonable.
I have one but as itís quite heavy I donít usually take it, instead I have an Opinel but itís a knife only.

burntfruit

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #2 on: 15:13:41, 06/10/19 »
Thanks. I have a swiss army knife, but it is quite basic. Will do some more research.

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #3 on: 15:38:52, 06/10/19 »
Enlighten us, how would a Leatherman help you negotiate a barbed wire fence?

ninthace

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« Reply #4 on: 15:43:35, 06/10/19 »
I carry a Leatherman on my belt when skiing.  The knife, screwdriver and pliers can be useful fixing bindings.  For hiking I carry an Opinel knife.  It is more useful for cutting cheese, salami, tomatoes, string etc and spreading butter or pate.  TBH, I have had a need for anything other than cutting and spreading.
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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #5 on: 16:18:22, 06/10/19 »
Enlighten us, how would a Leatherman help you negotiate a barbed wire fence?


I was wondering that too.

ninthace

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« Reply #6 on: 16:54:41, 06/10/19 »
I have wracked my brains too. You canít cut the wire, that is a no no in my book. I toyed with the idea of using the pliers to hold the top strand to pull it down and the bottle opener to hook on to a lower strand but I donít see how you you hold the pliers shut.  Anyway, if barbed wire fences are a frequently encountered hazard, a short length of garden hose split lengthwise would be more useful, but you could not go on to get Boy Scouts out of horsesí hooves with a hosepipe.
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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #7 on: 18:38:07, 06/10/19 »
Presumably you ask the man to take off his leather jacket, Drape it over the barbed wire allowing you to step across without endangering your nether regions.

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #8 on: 21:32:34, 06/10/19 »
Welcome to the forum burntfruit.  Interesting forum name.  What made you choose it?



No expense spared in pursuit of a bargain ;)
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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #9 on: 21:53:44, 06/10/19 »
a short length of garden hose split lengthwise would be more useful,


Or some attic pipe insulation.

Jac

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #10 on: 10:00:21, 07/10/19 »
Swiss army knife for me - includes corkscrew and bottle opener :)
So many paths, so little time

ninthace

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #11 on: 10:15:15, 07/10/19 »
Swiss army knife for me - includes corkscrew and bottle opener :)
You carry a wine bottle and a crystal glass on your walks.  Thatís class! Mind you, if you are having smoked salmon sandwiches you need a well chilled white and cheese sandwiches without a decent red would be unthinkable. I have no need of a bottle opener though, not since the invention of the ring pull, although I do prefer draught.
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burntfruit

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #12 on: 19:54:38, 08/10/19 »
Welcome to the forum burntfruit.  Interesting forum name.  What made you choose it?


Hi Mel.


Thanks. I have had this name for a while. It does not have a deep meaning, it is just because I like fruits as a vegan.


Thank you for your kind welcome.  :)

Ronin83

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #13 on: 20:08:25, 08/10/19 »
Use the cutters to cut the barbed wire. What's so hard to fathom about that?
Horrible stuff, deserves to be cut, especially when it blocks a right of way.

ninthace

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Re: Leatherman
« Reply #14 on: 22:55:29, 08/10/19 »
Use the cutters to cut the barbed wire. What's so hard to fathom about that?
Horrible stuff, deserves to be cut, especially when it blocks a right of way.
  It is an offence under the Highways Act 1980 to put up barbed wires, electric fences or exposed barb wire that prevents or obstructs a public right of way. (http://www.environmentlaw.org.uk/rte.asp?id=207)  If it is necessary to run barbed wire across a stile or gate, the barbs must be removed or covered.
Not sure that gives a private individual the right to take a set of cutters to it and certainly not without being absolutely sure of your facts regarding the path part of the definitive map.  The best thing is to report it.  The Local Council can require the landowner/farmer to remove it.  If they fail to remove it, it will be removed by the Council.
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