As a Scouter I find it useful to "Be Prepared" to this end I'd like to keep a multitool on my person for the myriad of jobs I find them useful for, I've got a Gerber Suspension, which despite a couple of negative reviews, I think is a brilliant tool, really nice sprung pliers, the blade takes a decent edge and it has all the bits I need.
But of course, its a locking blade so could potentially cause issues. So I don't carry it with me unless required for a specific task.
Looking at the locking mechanism, it would be the work of mere moments to prevent the blade locking on a semi permanent basis. Is this now a legal tool to carry? Or are police going to frown upon me now carrying a "modified" blade?
To avoid the issue entirely, I'd like to get a non locking blade tool and therefore seek your recomendations.
I'd like a pair of pliers (preferably sprung)
Sub 3 inch blade
and perhaps most importantly sub £40