Penfold Heinnie Special Edition
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- Last updated: 05/10/2020
Heinnie Haynes has been busy again, I for one am glad. They have designed themselves another U.K legal carry slipjoint knife. If you like the grey sleek lines and the feel of titanium then the new Penfold knife is for you.
They opted for a stainless steel blade as this is a knife that is designed to be used and is perfect to carry every day. Use it to slice open parcels, and then cut up your apple for a snack. Being a slipjoint there is a nail nick on the left-hand side of the blade. What I do like is there are machined in recessed panels that guide the fingers to the sweet spot to open the blade. Seven angled shallow grooves secure the finger and thumb holding the knife. Its clever positioning lets you open the knife without even having to look at it.
The fit and finish are superb, the polished pins stand out against the subdued hue of the tough but light titanium scales. It’s a two-handed opening knife, there’s no wobble on the blade and the action snaps. The blade is a drop point design with a flat grind. There is no pocket clip, but hidden on the rear of the knife is a lanyard bar, as a hole would have spoiled the look. A lanyard is a useful feature and helps you retrieve the tool from deep in your pocket.
It’s a Heinnie Haynes knife and they want you to know that it even comes in a branded hard plastic storage case. Both of the scales have their ‘H’ logo cut into them. The left-hand side one gives the thumb (for a right-handed user) the perfect contact point for a slicing grip. The ‘Pen’part of the name, ‘Penfold’relates to the small folding knives that were developed for sharpening quill pens in the 19th century. The term ‘Fold’ of course, as this is a folding knife.
It’s a very modern looking knife, both ends are a mirror design with 35° cut corners. It is very pleasant to the touch and feels sturdy in the hand. This is a quality item, couple it with their own titanium lanyard bead and it’s perfection. Many thanks to Richard and Bruce at Heinnie Haynes for help in the production of this article.