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The idea, as I understand it, was to make a knife that would be legal to carry in locales that are not knife friendly, such as the UK, California and New York City. Lansky claims that the knife is legal in 156 countries, although you still would want to consult your local laws before putting that to the test. The four main points that apparently make the knife legal are (1) it is a slip joint knife, and therefore the blade does not lock open, (2) on the other hand, the slip joint is so stiff that the knife cannot be flicked open (and thus not a "gravity knife"), (3) the blade is relatively short, and (4) the blade is for cutting only. Notwithstanding these features, the knife does not qualify under TSA guidelines for carry on baggage or on-person carry, so you would still have to pack it in your checked bags.
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Lansky indicates on the packaging that the knife weighs in at 5.4 ounces. As you can see below, my scale put it at 5.6 ounces.
I carried the knife for several days. The pocket clip is strong and kept it in place. Because it take two hands to open, if you normally carry a one-hand opening knife, such as a Spyderco, this knife will not replace your everyday carry. But that is not the intention of the knife, which was instead to give you a tool you could have on you in those benighted regions of the world where the peasants are not to be trusted with weapons.