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

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On 2/24/2019 at 2:57 PM, BillZ said:

I have a titanium wenoka squeeze lock blunt tip knife.

 

Like ckogel, i also use this knife for surf & kayaking......

 

Positives;

Fixed blade,  easy,  dependable unsheathing, doesn't rust.

 

Ive only had to use it once in an emergency while wet suiting several yrs back, it was easily accessed and used with one hand, didn't have to unsheath it than unfold the blade like you would with a folding knife,  everything went smoothly.  I don't have a lanyard attached to it. 

 

Negatives;

 

Titanium is a soft,  dense material so it will not hold an extreme edge using it even after a few times like some of the other excellent blade material suggestions in this thread.

 

I simply give it a wipe on a stone after i use it... .....it works fine for an emergency knife & is dependable.

 

 I'm not planning on replacing it but if i had to re-buy, i would get the same type of knife & sheath design but with a different blade type. 

 

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I've had this one on my vest for years.   This thread has reminded me to check it's edge.  Thanks guys!

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Last week, my Gerber River Shorty vanished out of it's sheath on my PFD.  Nothing traumatic happened, it was just gone.  I went back and read a bunch of Amazon reviews with others saying the same thing.  So I can no longer recommend this knife.

 

It's a shame because it was inexpensive and a good price.

 

Not sure what I'm going to replace it with, but likely the NRS CoPilot or Neko

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I recently purchased the AquaLung Micro Squeeze for my kid's PFD...

they are quite small but locks nice and solid.

 

I liked it so much that I got myself the Small Squeeze in Titanium.

very light... 

 

be wary when purchasing this from Amazon... I ordered blunt tip and they sent the SheepsFoot model.micro_squeeze_blunt_tip.jpg.ddc22abf69987bd1c6aefe6592a24ca3.jpgsmall_squeeze_spear_tip.jpg.399a44a705c390fcdd4ab81aeaa5c0ba.jpg

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I would go with a blunt tipped dive knife or a Spyderco Salt Folder. Probably the blunt tip though with a life vest sheath for quick deployment. That way in an urgent emergency I can cut something if need be quickly. 

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19 mins ago, cheech said:

Don’t lose your valuable shiv over the side! Tether it.

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Cheech! Stop showing off that knife!

ive been trying to get one for the longest time!

 

hahaha

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Jack the Ripper hook knife. No sheath really required, you can't cut yourself with it, blades are stainless and are replaceable. They're very popular with skydivers who, needless to say, don't have much time to fool around opening a knife if something goes wrong.

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i have an NRS Pilot and my wife has a Co-Pilot and we are both pleased.  I have XL hands and the Co-Pilot is just a bit too small.  I also like the line cutter on the Pilot but frankly could do without the glass break on the handle.  The glass break doesn’t get in the way, I just haven’t gotten around to putting a windshield on my Tarpon 120 yet....

 

I also carry a Spyderco Salt.  It’s about the most useful tool I own.

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I love all my Spyderco Knives!  I just lost my second Dragonfly Salt in the ocean.  One is sitting at the bottom of Caribbean in Jamaica and now one in OBX.  I have a Caspian Salt but with it being so rare, I can't bring myself strap it on my PFD!  If I only had a second one...

 

I always have my Dragonfly or Pacific Salt as a working knife, but want a safety knife.

 

In my search, I found this which looks interesting.

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 6:12 PM, kinghong1970 said:

Cheech! Stop showing off that knife!

ive been trying to get one for the longest time!

 

hahaha

There's the pointed version on ebay for $300!

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On 7/23/2019 at 6:12 PM, kinghong1970 said:

Cheech! Stop showing off that knife!

ive been trying to get one for the longest time!

 

hahaha

 

On 7/23/2019 at 5:52 PM, cheech said:

Don’t lose your valuable shiv over the side! Tether it.

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Yes, I need a tether!  Did you make or buy that tether?

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41 mins ago, atv223 said:

 

Yes, I need a tether!  Did you make or buy that tether?

I made it, search YT -weed whacker coil leash. Just saw a Caspian Salt on letgo for $180

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13 mins ago, atv223 said:

I love all my Spyderco Knives!  I just lost my second Dragonfly Salt in the ocean.  One is sitting at the bottom of Caribbean in Jamaica and now one in OBX.  I have a Caspian Salt but with it being so rare, I can't bring myself strap it on my PFD!  If I only had a second one...

 

I always have my Dragonfly or Pacific Salt as a working knife, but want a safety knife.

 

In my search, I found this which looks interesting.

 

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I got them, they're nice... not quite fond of the curved blade

if you want one used, let me know.

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1 hour ago, SoCalStripers said:

I’ve wanted to pick up a fully serrated Spyderco salt knife for a while. 

a knife that isnt serrated will cut throw anything quicker then a knife that is serrated. 

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