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Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Yorkshire Boy, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm a live in carer looking after a 94 year old farmer in the English Scottish border. I went to the gunsmiths in the village where I'm staying looking for UK EDC legal knives as presents for friends.

    I found a Buck Ridgeway, sub 3 inch blade, burlwood handle, 420hc and shaving sharp, cost me £30. Nice made in China. They're ordering me another one and I can pick it up next week.

    First ever Buck I've bought and my friends will love them.

    All the best,
  2. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Good looking knife :)
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  3. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Welcome to the Buck forum, your first post here.
    I was not familiar with that model so I Googled it.
    The Buck model 317 Ridgeway appears be a slipjoint knife available in the UK but not the United States.
    The model number is a departure from Buck's usual practice of numbering the Chinese slipjoints in the high 300, like say the 370 or 380 series knives.
    Can you post a picture of your knife?
    Hope you enjoy it.

    Gaining its name from the historic Ridgeway National Trail, the folding knife features a reliable slipjoint action and sleek design. The smooth Burlwood handle adds to the knifes elegant and modern style. Its absence of a lock mechanism makes the 317 Ridgeway accessible to customers in the UK as well as other international markets with EDC regulations.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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  4. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    Not sure how to post pictures because I'm using my phone.

    It's a nice little knife, the only thing I'll say is it would be nice if it was a bit stiffer to open and close but it's perfectly useable and safe.
  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    welcome. have a good friend who lives near Birmingham. I send him bucks sometimes due to the sheer cost of them. hes a fan but says the costs are hefty in england.
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  6. imafritz


    Dec 30, 2008
    I wasn't even aware of a Ridgeway model.
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  7. Badhammer

    Badhammer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I too had to google it. Reminds me of a cross between a Laguiole and a Buck 501.
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  8. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    There are so many new restrictions on carry knives over there I'm surprised it's legal to have it in your pocket out of the house. I've also heard locking blades are highly restricted too..
  9. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    Non locking 3 inch knives are legal to carry without a reason. Fixed blades and locking knives require a reason, fishing, hunting, camping or for work etc...
  10. Blackdogfinn1


    Jun 11, 2013
    I think you're spot on. I did the same thing!

    And i like it!
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  11. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I would really have trouble coming up with reasons for all my Big fixed blades and 112's..Gun control laws in this country is what we're fighting. In many places here in the United States as our Government wants to disarm and highly restrict all firearms . Is it true that in London the government is asking folks to send it knives to have the point rounded off to 'Legal standards' ??? A few companies here have designed knives with longer handles with shorter blades to stay under legal limits. CJ Buck is highly involved in the fight for America's right to have and use mans most basic tool..
  12. Yorkshire Boy

    Yorkshire Boy

    Sep 27, 2008
    There is no law requiring you to have blunt tip knives.
  13. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    There are places in the US with similar knife laws. Boston is under 3inch. New York can't have a knife with a pocket clip.

    I always look like I'm working, or going fishing/hunting. So people tend to leave me alone anyway. Today I went to the super market with a Randall Astro sheath knife on. Nobody even blinked.
  14. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I'm in UK too, I recently bought a Ridgeway. It's a really nice knife, especially for the price.
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  15. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Hi John,

    You’re a fair few miles from the ridgeway up in the borders! Thanks for alerting me to this, I’ll order one for myself I think.

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