The Lenox 10771 Gold Locking Tradesman Utility Knife is a great tool for any workman, no matter the trade. This is a well-made little utility knife for those of you who do not want to carry a full sized Stanley knife.
This knife has a well balanced feel that the $2 folding razor knives do not. As it is a Lenox knife, it features a quick change for the razor blade. Switching blades is no hassle, as it is done in two easy steps, without needing a screwdriver. First, the knife is opened half way. The user then presses the button in back of the blade, pulls out the old blade, and puts in the new one.
I, like most tradesmen, have always carried around a full size razor knife until now. However, after I left my last knife on a job, I decided that I wanted something that I could slip into my pockets more easily. And unlike a full-sized utility knife, the Lenox locking knife also features a fold out bottle-opener that doubles as a flat-head screwdriver.
It has taken me years in the trenches to learn what the old-timer electricians had been telling me all along: the fewer tools you carry, the better you feel. As I have become more experienced, I’ve also learned to do anything in order to not have to wear a tool belt. With that being the case, this knife is a perfect fit for me. It is just as comfortable to use as a full sized utility knife, without the bulkiness.