Spyderco PITS Folder UK Legal Carry – 7cm Blade

Every great design has a great story behind it,  the Spyderco PITS folder was designed by Mike Read who hails from England in the UK.

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This is a Pre owned Spyderco PITS Folder.

Every great design has a great story behind it,  the Spyderco PITS folder was designed by Mike Read who hails from England in the UK.

The name stands for 'PieInTheSky', Mike's online alias, which has nothing to do with knives 

In the UK, to be legal for Every Day Carry, a knife must be a non-locking folding knife, with sub 3" cutting edge. Mike was sure he could design a better, safer, UK EDC Legal knife - the PITS folder was born.

Collaborations such as this collaboration with Spyderco require the seamless integration of key features from all parties. With the requirements of a Spyderco knife in mind, instead of trying to shoehorn his own original design into the Spyderco world, Mike went back to the drawing board and designed a new Spyderco knife using his experience and design preferences/characteristics.

The broad, clip-point blade of the PITS Folder is flat ground from Böhler-Uddeholm N690Co steel—a martensitic chromium steel alloyed with cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium. Its Trademark Round Hole™ clearly identifies the knife’s Spyderco pedigree and allows convenient one-handed opening with either hand. An integral guard at the base of the edge also helps prevent unintentional closure during use.

The PITS Folder’s solid titanium handle scales are skeletonized to reduce weight and increase the handle’s grip texture. They also form the foundation of the knife’s unique slipjoint mechanism. Long machined slots at the top of each handle scale create integral spring arms that are connected by a hardened pin. When the blade is open, this pin applies pressure on a curved ramp on the tang of the blade to stabilize it in the open position. This clever mechanism, together with the blade’s prominent lower guard, helps prevent accidental closure of the knife during use. The handle also includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that provides convenient left or right-side tip-up carry and makes both carry and one-handed operation completely ambidextrous.

One of the most robust and capable non-locking folders ever produced, the PITS Folder is a socially friendly, legally permissible knife that offers serious cutting performance.

This pre owned knife is in used but good clean condition. The knife has had light use. There is no box with this item.

Additional information

New or Pre OwnedPre Owned
Country of ManufactureIT
Manufacturers Part No.
Product TypeFolding
Lock TypeNon Locking
Warranty2 Year
Blade Length (cm)7
Overall Length (cm)18
Blade Material
Handle MaterialMetal
Sheath or PouchNone


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