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Dive knife, Shears, Rescue hook or Trilobite for self rescue?

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5 hours ago, BillZ said:

 

Plenty of holes on that sheath......... Remove the clip & make a belt loop.

 

Take a pc of 2" wide nylon webbing & with a hot nail, melt some mount holes thru the webbing where you need them and mount it to the sheath....  rivets or flat head screws & nylock nuts will work.

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That's actually a good idea, I'm gonna try that. Thanks.

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7 hours ago, cheech said:

I prefer a knife with a point, is that allowed. I said without MY pfd, ie- trips and travel where I’m using THEIR pfd.

Gotcha bout the pfd, it seemed shocking a paddler of your experience going without! As for tip, there's good reasons many of these 'rescue' knives are blunt.

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So the Gerber doesn't tend to rust too much? Coat the blade in thick grease once a season or so and it should be good? I've been meaning to get something for emergencies as well, but can't stomach $100+ for something I'll hopefully never use. I have other knives for everyday use. 

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19 hours ago, gellfex said:

Umm......... 2 points. That knife has a pointy end that sucks if you're trying to free yourself from a tight entrapment, and WHAT kayak trips without a PFD???? Bad Cheech!

My Caspian has a blunt tip.

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If you want an amazing knife for very little $ look into getting a Morakniv. They have a lot of sizes and fixed blades to choose from but is quality Swedish steel for very cheap $ and comes with a functional sheath that should work well for diving. 

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i usually just carry one of those cheap bait knives you see at tackle store, thick stainless blade, hard plastic sheath. i just regrind the edge to get it sharper, if i loose it, its only like 5$

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The benchmade 112 H20 fixed is a great knife to carry for kayaking. Super durable, and it has the blunt tip which I like plus the sheath fits well on a vest. Only downside is it's pricey. 

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On 3/8/2019 at 8:34 PM, NHAngler said:

If you want an amazing knife for very little $ look into getting a Morakniv. They have a lot of sizes and fixed blades to choose from but is quality Swedish steel for very cheap $ and comes with a functional sheath that should work well for diving. 

I have a few of them great knifes. Also they just came out with a floating blunt tip knife just for kayaking and diving. 

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35 mins ago, Metal_Z said:

I have a few of them great knifes. Also they just came out with a floating blunt tip knife just for kayaking and diving. 

... seems a bit oxymoronish ... a diver having a floating rescue knife ... what'll he do if he's tangled on a wreck, fumbles ... and then watches his rescue knife float up and away from him? :dismay: 

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7 hours ago, Africaster said:

... seems a bit oxymoronish ... a diver having a floating rescue knife ... what'll he do if he's tangled on a wreck, fumbles ... and then watches his rescue knife float up and away from him? :dismay: 

:laugh:

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7 hours ago, Africaster said:

... seems a bit oxymoronish ... a diver having a floating rescue knife ... what'll he do if he's tangled on a wreck, fumbles ... and then watches his rescue knife float up and away from him? :dismay: 

Very true

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1 min ago, Tbta02 said:

got one of these , there salt water resistant and can open with one hand its an auto made by spyderco

The most common wisdom is you don't want a folding "emergency knife". For ex: if you're entrapped and not getting air, you really don't want to have to think about that thumb flick, or of fumbling it while doing so, even if it seems a snap normally. I want to be able to just grab it from it's sheath on my PFD.

 

It's tough, opinions vary, and for most of us they're hypothetical, thank God. I think I've only ever been involved in one "emergency knife situation", and the guy on point didn't have one to cut free the girl whose spray skirt was snagged on a tree. I was a novice and it was a scary situation. She was half out of her boats cockpit on a swift river and the current was trying to snap her femur.

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Anybody try one of these? For $17 it looks like a good option.

 

Cuda 1-1/2" Titanium Bonded Rescue/Safety Knife with Sheath

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